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It’s Official! Buhari Approves Magu’s Suspension



-Umar Takes Over As EFCC Boss
By Oasis Magazine

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally approved the suspension of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

This was confirmed in Friday by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

In a statement released by Umar Gwandu, the spokesman of the Attorney-General, it was confirmed that Buhari appointed the EFCC Head of Operations, Mohammed Umar, to take over from Magu as the acting chairman of the agency ladened with the responsibility to deal with financial fraud.

The statement said: “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.”

Two days ago (Wednesday), news went round that President Buhari had nominated Bala Ciroma, the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command as a replacement for Magu.

On Thursday, Lauretta Onochie, social media aide to the President urged Nigerians to wait for an official communication before rushing to tell the public unconfirmed news.

As it is now, it is official that Magu has been confirmed suspended while his former position has been given to the Head of Operations, Mohammed Umar, to take over as the acting chairman.


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