Following the removal of Ibrahim Lamorde as the chairman of the EFCC, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of an acting chairman.
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New EFCC boss, Ibrahim Mustafa Magu
Mr. Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, and the Deputy Director of Internal Affairs of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been appointed by President Buhari as acting chairman of the commission.
Magu succeeds Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde who is proceeding on terminal leave ahead of the formal expiration of his tenure in February 2016.
This was revealed in a statement released on Monday by the Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the President, Femi Adesina.
Magu, whom Police sources described as “a fearless investigator who can stand up to any duty,” is a graduate of Accountancy from the University of Maiduguri and a certified accountant.
“He has the capacity for this assignment. He is prudent and he likes to work conclusively on investigations. He is coming with a huge experience in investigation of financial crimes. He is an assistant commissioner of police, a Kanuri from Borno state of the North-east,” a source who worked closely with him at the Police Special Fraud Unit, Abuja, revealed last night.