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Mohammed Umar named acting EFCC chairman

The Director of operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr Mohammed Umar, has been named acting chairman of the agency.

A top official of the commission disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday.

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

The official, however, said that the commission had not received any official communication on the reported suspension. Spokesman of the EFCC, Mr Dele Oyewale, declined comments when contacted by NAN to confirm the latest development.

The embattled acting chairman is being interrogated by a presidential panel set up to probe allegations of gross misconduct against him.

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