New EFCC boss orders major shake-up

Posted by News Express | 12 July 2020 | 3,516 times

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• Muhammad Umar Abba

Muhammad Umar Abba, the new Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC), has effected a major shake-up in the Commission.

Abba, who was until his new appointment the Director of Operations in the Commission, has directed all Zonal Heads, Unit Officers to hand over immediately.

In the letter with reference number CB:4001/ EFCC/DOPS/Vol.02/71, and dated July 10, 2020, directed the Chief of Staff, all directors, zonal heads, unit heads, sectional heads at the headquarters of the commission “to as a matter of urgency forward handing over notes in respect of your respective departments, zones, units and section, as at today 10th July 2020.

 “This is sequel to the change of leadership at the commission suspending the former acting executive Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, and directing the Director of Operations, Umaru Abba, to take charge and oversee the activities of the Commission.

“Replies are expected to reach this office on or before Monday 13th July 2020, latest, by 1200hrs unfailingly in both hand and soft copies.

 “Treat as urgent please.”

Magu’s suspension on Friday was contained in a statement issued by Dr. Umar Gwandu, the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

It stated that President Buhari had approved his immediate suspension, which the statement said, was to give the Presidential Investigation Panel, under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act and other relevant laws, unhindered inquiry into the allegations.

The statement added that President Buhari had 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 regard.  (Text, excluding headline, courtesy Sunday Independent)




Source: News Express

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