Reports had it that the Director of Operations, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),Mr Mohammed Umar,has been directed to oversee the affairs of the anti-graft agency in the absence of the embattled Magu.
A top official of the commission is said to have disclosed this to the press in Abuja on Tuesday.
The source, who asked not to be named, said Umar was chosen by the “EFCC’s hierarchy” following the reported suspension of Magu.
The official, however, said that the commission had not received any official communication on the reported suspension.
Spokesman of the EFCC, Mr Dele Oyewale, declined comments when contacted to confirm the latest development.
The embattled acting chairman is being interrogated by a presidential panel set up to probe allegations of gross misconduct against him.
Magu appeared before the Ayo Salami-led panel on Monday before he was reportedly taken into police custody.
Meanwhile, the EFCC official has defended Magu against the allegations, saying they were not true.
However, the source said his travails also emanated from complaints by the staff of the commission over poor welfare and delay in promotion.