Umar Mohammed has been appointed as the Acting Chairman of the anti-graft agency following the suspension of Ibrahim Magu who is being investigated over allegations of Fraud.
Until this appointment, Umar was the Head of Operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the second most senior operative at the Commission.
An investigation has been launched into Magu’s activities as the chairman of the antigraft agency after the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, wrote a letter to the President, asking for Magu’s removal and accusing him of corruption including diversion of recovered funds.
He was suspended on Tuesday, July 7 to allow him to attend the Justice Ayo Salami panel investigating the allegations of corruption leveled against him.
Recall that Magu was on Monday this week, arrested by a combined team of DSS personnel and policemen, and questioned for hours by a committee set up by the Attorney General of the Federation to inquire about details of the EFCC, but a day later, news filtered out that Magu had been suspended from office pending the conclusion of investigation.