Mohammed Umar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), has been appointed as Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
His appointment came after the suspension of Ibrahim Magu, former boss of EFFC, who is under investigation for alleged corruption.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, asked the Federal Government to immediately begin prosecution of Magu.
PDP said Magu’s indictment confirmed its position that the hyped corruption war by the EFCC under Magu had always been a ruse.
The Peoples Democratic Party Youth Alliance (PDPYA) called for immediate resignation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for his alleged involvement in the case.
Magu, who is under probe on a 22-count charge of fraud, alleged that he gave N4 billion out of the N39 billion he recovered to Osinbajo.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to allegation of receiving N4bn from suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
However, the Vice President’s media aide, Laolu Akande, in a recent post on Twitter rubbished the claim and called lies “calculated to confuse and concocted to smear Prof. Osinbajo’s image.”
Akande also said that Osinbajo hasn’t and will never be involved in any shady activity. T
Mohammed was the Director of Operations at the anti-graft agency and he resumed duties yesterday.
The presidential probe panel, on corruption allegations against the suspended acting chairman of EFCC, headed by Justice Ayo Salami, held a sitting yesterday.
The panel specifically spotlighted sundry documents and chatted with persons connected to the case.
Unauthorised persons were not allowed access at the premises, as Department of State Services (DSS) operatives bar every unauthorised persons from entering.
The PDP argued that the alleged diversion of recovered funds and fraudulent sale of assets seized by the EFCC among other forms of financial misdemeanour further exposed the racket that the fight against corruption had become under the All Progressives Congress (APC) government.,
The opposition party said every allegation as detailed in the memo by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, as well as the DSS report on Magu’s activities be properly investigated.
In a release made available to newsmen yesterday, Kalu said the development was clear evidence that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration had only been paying lip service to the corruption fight.