Mohammed Umar is EFCC’s new acting Chairman

EFCC operatives
EFCC operatives

Mohammed Umar, Head of Operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  on Wednesday resumed as the acting chairman of the agency.

Umar, who is a Deputy Commissioner of Police, is the second most senior operative at the Commission.

According to The Punch, there had been moves to install the Secretary, Ola Olukoyede, as the chairman pending the suspension of Ibrahim Magu.

But he is not favoured as he is a civilian.

There were, however, indications on Wednesday afternoon that the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, Bala Ciroma, is favoured as the substantive chairman.

Magu was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday after he was arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS, on allegations of corruption.

Magu is currently facing probe by a Presidential Panel set up to investigate allegations levelled against him.

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami had raised damning corrupt allegations against Magu, which led to his arrest on Monday and subsequent probe by the panel.


  1. Here comes another Fulani herdsman killer well positioned, fully enamored and empowered by the worst tribal leaning president Nigeria ever had to keep looting the treasury dry.

    I can’t wait to see the back of this clueless and ethnic leaning president.

    The more you think you have seen the worst of Buhari’s nepotism, cronyism, sadism, lopsidedness, prejudices, injustices and clannishness the more he comes up with more absurdities and unwholesomeness.

    What a prejudiced and divisive figure. This President will certainly go down in history as the worst President Nigeria ever had.

    What a village tyrant. What an agent of disaffection improprieties and disunity.

    What a situation. I take a stroll. Nonsense.

  2. There you go again. There are no Yorubas, igbos, edo, cross river, rivers, people qualified to head efcc. Waziri, Larnode, Magu and the pioneer chairman Nuhu. When I say the SE are not interested in Nigeria, some idiots especially the SW brain dead servants will call me a bigot. Yoruba has the largest number of Lawyers and Financial wizards, non of them is qualified?. Cow colony with cow mentality, and cow followers.

    • Stop being idiotic. Igbos are always playing the ethnic card. When Jonathan was looting Nigeria with your people, where the Cross Riverians, Yorubas, Edo etc considered? Ignoramus

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