In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 08th, July, 2020

Mohammed Umar Resumes As EFCC Chairman Following Magu’s Suspension

Mohammed Umar Resumes As EFCC Chairman Following Magu's Suspension


Mohammed Umar Resumes As EFCC Chairman

Mr Mohammed Umar, the Director of Operations, Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC), has been picked to supervise the affairs of the company within the absence of Magu.

A prime official of the fee disclosed this to the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday.

The supply, who requested to not be named, mentioned Umar was chosen by the “EFCC’s hierarchy” following the reported suspension of Magu.

The official, nonetheless, mentioned that the fee had not acquired any official communication on the reported suspension.

Spokesman of the EFCC, Mr Dele Oyewale, declined feedback when contacted by NAN to substantiate the most recent improvement.

The embattled performing chairman is being interrogated by a presidential panel set as much as probe allegations of gross misconduct towards him.

Magu appeared earlier than the Ayo Salami-led panel on Monday earlier than he was reportedly taken into police custody.

In the meantime, the EFCC official has defended Magu towards the allegations, saying they weren’t true.

Nevertheless, the supply mentioned his travails additionally emanated from complaints by workers of the fee over poor welfare and delay in promotion.

“I can let you know that every one the allegations towards Magu are unfaithful. I see the entire state of affairs as an influence play.

“Preparations for the 2023 elections are one more reason they need Magu out as a result of he is aware of an excessive amount of.

“One other factor is the issue of workers welfare, think about anyone like me for near 10 years, I’ve not gained any promotion.

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“We’re not glad concerning the information of his suspension, however I do know that members of workers are usually not proud of him,” the official mentioned.

Therewere, nonetheless, indications on Wednesday afternoon that the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, Bala Ciroma, is favoured because the substantive chairman.

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