Buhari approves the suspension of acting EFCC Chairman, Magu

President Muhammadu Buhari signing documents
Emeh Joy

According to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has given his approval for the suspension of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.

Malami made this known via a statement made by his spokesman, Umar Gwandu, on Friday.

The President subsequently appointed the EFCC Head of Operations, Mohammed Umar, as the acting Chairman in place of Ibrahim Magu.

Before today, there was reportedly contention between the Head of Operations and the secretary of the commission, Ola Olukayode, over who would act in the absence of the now-suspended acting chairman.

The statement read in part, "President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as the Ag. Chairman EFCC in order to allow for an 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."

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