President Mohammadu Buhari today, February 16 appointed a new Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa.
Abdulrasheed Bawa was appointed by President Mohammadu Buhari to replace former acting chairman Ibrahim Magu who was accused of involving himself in some fraudulent activities.
His appointment has sparked a little y of reactions from Nigerians who are expecting a new dawn in the ministry and creebhills.com has decided to give you facts you need to know about him.
Below are the facts about Abdulrasheed Bawa:
The 40-year-old EFCC boss was reportedly in-charge of the Port Harcourt zonal office in 2020.
Bawa holds a B.Sc degree in Economics, and Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy.
Mr Bawa was in October 2015 appointed to head the commission’s investigations of Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, and her associates.
Abdulrasheed Bawa is also Malami’s cousin, who was allegedly arrested by Magu’s EFCC for Oil Theft.
He was a Deputy Chief Detective Superintendent with Nigeria’s flagship anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to the exclusive report by Peoples Gazette, “Mr. Bawa was in-charge of the Port-Harcourt zonal office last year when dozens of petrol-bearing trucks that were confiscated from suspected looters were abruptly auctioned off to his proxies at “ridiculous prices,” sources said.
He was subsequently arrested and detained for several days in Port-Harcourt before Ibrahim Magu, ordered his transfer to the agency’s training school in Abuja pending conclusion of investigation.
He is said to have undergone several specialised trainings in different parts of the world, and was one of the pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers in 2005.