The Senate has defended its determination to substantiate the brand new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa.
Bawa’s affirmation on Wednesday comes shortly after he appeared earlier than the higher chamber for his screening.
The affirmation comes amidst allegations and controversial report that the brand new EFCC czar had beforehand been arrested for participating in corrupt actions
But talking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, hours after Bawa’s affirmation, the Chairman Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, Suleiman Kwari stated the brand new EFCC boss was by no means arrested for corruption prices.
“There were wild allegations that could not be proven. If anything at all, the young man was not queried, he was not arrested and I think he came vehemently and defended that within the floor of the Senate,” he stated.
“There wasn’t much to investigate, what was suggested to have been an offence on his part was not in anywhere within the cycles of government.”
When requested if his committee did a background examine earlier than confirming the appointment of the brand new EFCC boss, the lawmaker insisted that the allegations levelled towards Bawa have been wild allegations.
While noting that Bawa debunked all of the allegations, Senator Kwari stated his efficiency earlier than the ground of the Senate was passable, thus necessitating his affirmation.
On the capability of the Bawa to steer successfully head the anti-graft company, the senator stated he’s assured that the brand new EFCC chairman would ship.
“All investigators of EFCC have gotten police background. Their first trainers on recruitment happen to be police.
“Everything that has been done in EFCC happens to be teleguided by the police. What Mr. President has done is just to look within,” he added.