President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly to approve Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive Chairman of EFCC.
News Mail Nigeria reports that the president wrote in a letter to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, that he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004.
Abdulrasheed Bawa is a 40 years old trained EFCC investigator. He has several specialized trainings in different parts of the world and was one of the pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers in 2005. Bawa holds a B.Sc degree in Economics, and Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy.
Abdulrasheed Bawa ‘s nomination has been jinxed by his past. Peoples Gazette has reported that the Buhari nominee has scandals hanging on his neck. Read the reports below :
“The management board of the EFCC confirmed a controversial senior detective to a prestigious appointment despite a slate of unsettled corruption allegations and a cacophony of colleagues who cried foul over the potential damage the agency could suffer if it continues to reward questionable conduct within its ranks.
The anti-graft office asked Abdulrasheed Bawa to lead its field office in Lagos with effect from August 8, despite an active probe of his alleged theft of confiscated proceeds of ill-gotten loot at his previous appointment in Port-Harcourt, multiple sources briefed on the matter told 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.