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General News of Wednesday, 17 February 2021


Six facts you didn't know about EFCC chairman nominee Bawa

Abdulrasheed Bawa has been appointed as the Chairman-designate of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by President Muhammadu Buhari.

This was announced in a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, which says President Buhari was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004.

Here are six quick facts about Abdulrasheed Bawa:

1. Abdulrasheed Bawa is 40-year-old

2. He 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.

3. He has undergone several specialized trainings in different parts of the world and was one of the pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers in 2005.

4. Bawa holds a BSc degree in Economics and Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy.

5. Before his appointment, Bawa was the Lagos zonal head of the anti-graft agency.

6. He will be taking over from Mohammed Umar, who has been in acting capacity since July 2020 after the suspension of Ibrahim Magu over allegations of corruption.

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