JUST IN: Profile of New Acting EFCC Chairman, Mohammed Umar

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mohammed Umar as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that this followed the suspension of Ibrahim Magu as the head of the anti-graft agency over allegations of fraud and diversion of recovered funds.

In a statement on Friday by Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, media aide to Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation, the appointment of Umar takes immediate effect.

Until his new appointment, Umar was the head of operations of the EFCC and the second in command to Magu.

The following are important things to know about the new EFCC boss:

1. Mohammed Umar is a devoted Muslim.

2 Mohammed Umar is from Kano State, in the North-Western part of Nigeria.

3. Mohammed Umar is a Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Nigerian Police Force

4 He served as the EFCC director of operations until his recent appointment.

5. Umar was the second most senior official at the agency based on “EFCC’s hierarchy” and has represented Magu at several events on previous occasions.

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