NewsOne Nigeria reports that the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) disclosed Umar’s appointment as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday in a statement by his spokesman, Umar Gwandu.
According to the statement, Umar, who is the Head of Operations of the anti-graft agency, is to overseer the commission pending the conclusion of the investigation against the erstwhile chair, Ibrahim Magu, over 22 allegations.
The statement reads in part: “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as Ag. Chairman EFCC in order to allow for unhindered inquiry by the Presidential Investigation Panel under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act and other relevant laws.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has also approved that the EFCC Director of Operations, Mohammed Umar, should take charge and oversee the activities of the Commission pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation and further directives in that regards.”