Who The New EFCC Acting Chairman, Muhammad Umar ABBA Is?

Mohammed Umar Abba, is the newly appointed Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), following the suspension of Mr. Ibrahim Magu, who is being investigated for alleged corruption.

Mohammed Umar Abba, who, until his appointment, was the Director of Operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is hardly known or heard of until yesterday when the commission tip him to take over as the Acting Chairman being one of the most senior ranking officer within the commission.

Mr. Abba held from Kano State and he is a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and was the person who represented the commission last year in Lagos for the EFCC/FBI media briefing tagged Operation Rewired, where huge amount of money was recovered from Nigerian Fraudsters who defrauded America citizens and about 167 Nigerians were arrested.

As at the time of filing this report the age of the new EFCC Acting Chairman and educational background is still not known to the Daily Watch Press.

Abba has resumed duties yesterday. As the presidential probe panel on corruption allegations against the suspended acting chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu sat again yesterday.

The panel is headed by the uncomfortable retire Judge, Justice Ayo Salami, the panel, which sat inside the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, specifically looked at sundry documents and chatted with persons connected to the case.

Only unauthorised persons are allowed access to the premises, as Department of State Services (DSS) operatives manned the gate to provide watertight surveillance.

We will provide more updates on this development as things keep unfolding.

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