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Mohammed Umar to oversee EFCC operations as Magu remains suspended



The embattled EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu who was on Monday arrested by a combined team of Department of State Services personnel and policemen, is said to be replaced as he remains suspended.

The joint team of the DSS and police, stormed the EFCC office at Wuse II in three trucks to arrest and move Magu to the Presidential Villa where he has faced questions for three straight days by a panel led by a former Court of Appeal judge, Ayo Salami.

In a new development, Sahara Reporters report that the Director of operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mohammed Umar,  will oversee the operations of the anti-graft agency as Acting Chairman.

Magu was arrested after numerous allegations levelled against him. Among which is that he had four houses and was moving money outside the country through third parties.

Also in another allegation by the DSS in a 2016 report revealed that he was living in a N40m mansion paid for by a corrupt individual.

However, the Presidency is yet to issue an official confirmation on who replaces Magu either in acting or substantive capacity to man the affairs of the commission.