Mohammed Umar announced as acting EFCC chairman

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

The official news agency of the federal government, confirmed that Umar has taken charge of the agency in the absence of magu.

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

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

He has been 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.