Mohammed Umar 'replaces' Magu as acting EFCC Chairman/

The Director of Operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mohammed Umar, has been named as the acting Chairman of the Commission.

The development followed the suspension of Ibrahim Magu, who earlier occupied the position, amid investigation into allegations of corruption and insurodination pressed against him.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had demanded the suspension of Magu, accusing him of mishandling recovered loots and insubordination.

On Monday, he was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and whisked before a Presidential panel led by retired President of the Appeal Court, Ayo Salami.

Security operatives searched the residence of Magu in Karu, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) late Tuesday while his personal belongings were moved out of his official residence in the Maitama area of the nation’s capital.

Since his arrest, Magu  has spent the nights at area 10 Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) of the police in Abuja.

Investigation into the allegations against him by the presidential panel continues.