President Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
This was disclosed in a statement released by Umar Gwandu, the media aide to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami today July 10.
According to the statement, the President has also directed Mohammed Umar to take charge and oversee the affairs of the commission pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation of Magu by a presidential panel.
The statement in part reads
“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.”
Magu who came into office in 2015, is currently being investigated for alleged crimes bothering on corruption, diversion of recovered funds among others.