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Senate Screens New EFCC Boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa

A photograph mixture of the Senate and the brand new EFCC boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa.


The Senate is presently screening the nominee for the workplace of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa.

Mr. Bawa was accompanied into the Senate Chambers by his relations and political associates.

The forty-year-old nominee has labored with the anti-graft company for 16 years and is a Certified fraud examiner and anti-money laundering skilled.

Mr. Bawa advised the Senate that the structure of the nation will information his actions ought to he be confirmed as EFCC Chairman and promised to go away the EFCC in a greater place than he met it on the finish of his tenure.

According to him, “We need to repatriate all our stolen assets for the benefit of Nigerians”.

Abdulrasheed Bawa graduated from the Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, with a Bachelor of Science diploma in Economics (Second Class Upper) in 2001.

Bawa, who joined the EFCC as an Assistant Detective Superintendent (ADS) in 2004, additionally holds a Master’s diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy which he obtained from the identical college in 2012.

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He was a part of the pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers, course one, 2005.

He rose by way of the ranks to grow to be a Deputy Chief Detective Superindent (DCDS), a place he has been holding since 2016 up until the time of his nomination because the anti-graft company’s substantive chairman.

He has huge investigation expertise and has been a part of the prosecution of advance price fraud, official corruption, financial institution fraud, cash laundering, and different financial and monetary crimes associated offences.

He shall be taking up from Mohammed Umar, who has been in an appearing capability since July 2020 after the suspension of Ibrahim Magu over allegations of gross misconduct.

President Muhammadu Buhari on February 16, requested the Senate to substantiate Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

In a letter to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President stated he was appearing in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004.

The assertion added that 40-year-old Bawa is “a trained EFCC investigator with vast experience in the investigation and prosecution of Advance Fee Fraud cases, official corruption, bank fraud, money laundering, and other economic crimes.”

He is alleged to have undergone a number of specialised coaching in numerous components of the world and was one of many pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers in 2005.

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