Buhari appoints 40-year old investigator as EFCC chairman

Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, EFCC chairman nominee.

By Editor, (Finance and Economy).

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally sealed the fate of the former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, with the appointment of a 40-year old 2005 cadet investigator with EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa as new chairman.

Magu, who was arrested, detained and recently investigated by the Justice Ayo Salami probe Panel sitting at Aso Rock, over corruption allegations, is yet to be retired or sacked by Buhari.

But with this replacement, it is tacitly obvious Magu will not be returning to EFCC as acting chairman.
Bawa, the new found chairman, holds a B.Sc degree in Economics, and Masters degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy.
In a letter of nomination to the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, President Buhari asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
The letter, signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, and addressed to Senate President, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, Buhari said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004.
The nominee,Bawa, 40, according to Adesina, ‘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 has undergone several specialized trainings in different parts of the world, and was one of the pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers in 2005’.