Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, says President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the ‘immediate’ suspension of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.
The AGF stated this in a release on Friday by his spokesman, Umar Gwandu.
The statement comes days after the news media got hold of Magu’s suspension and his replacement.
Malami added in his statement that EFCC Head of Operations, Mohammed Umar, has been appointed as the acting chairman.
“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,” the statement read.
“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 is being probed for alleged misconduct, fraternising with looters, living above his means, insubordination among others.