PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the suspension of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu from office.
The President also asked the Director of Operations of the Commission, Mr. Mohammed Umar to take charge of the activities of the Commission.
The disclosures were made by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami through his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Jibril Gwandu.
The statement said: “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as Ag. Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (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.