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Five things you probably do not know about the new EFCC boss

The appointment of Mohammed Umar as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.

This approval was announced after Ibrahim Magu was suspended as the head of the anti-graft agency over allegations of fraud and diversion of recovered funds.

Until his recent appointment, Umar was the head of operations of the EFCC.

Besides Umar being the new head of the anti-graft agency, here are other details you may probably not know about him:

1. Mohammed Umar is from Kano in the North-Western part of Nigeria.

2. Mohammed Umar is a Deputy Commissioner of Police

3. He served as the EFCC Director of Operations until his recent appointment.

4. Mohammed Umar is a devoted Muslim.

5. Umar was the second most senior official at the agency based on “EFCC’s hierarchy” and has represented Magu at several events in the past.

In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that Justice Salami-led presidential panel reportedly grilled and requested that suspended acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu on Wednesday, July 8 to account for 380 houses and seven vessels loaded with crude oil.

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