Mohammed Umar named acting EFCC chairman

Director of operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mohammed Umar, has been named acting chairman of the agency, according to NAN.

The official news agency of the federal government said a top official of the commission confirmed that Umar has taken charge of the agency in the absence of magu.

In operational hierarchy and by convention, the director of operations is next to the chairman.

Magu was arrested on Monday and whisked to the presidential villa in Abuja where he was grilled by a panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the EFCC.

Umar’s emergence confirms the suspension of Magu as earlier reported.

Magu’s travails followed a memo by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), in which the suspended anti-graft czar was accused of grave malfeasance.

He was alleged to have mishandled the recovered loot and selling seized assets to associates.

He was also alleged to have refused to subject himself to the supervision of the office of the attorney-general.

Since his arrest, Magu has spent the nights at area 10 force criminal investigation department (FCID) of the police in Abuja.

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