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End of the road for Magu as Buhari seeks Bawa’s confirmation as EFCC chairman

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President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

This was contained in a statement by President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday.

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

Bawa, 40, 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.

Bawa holds a B.Sc degree in Economics, and Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy.

His imminent confirmation will end Ibrahim Magu’s five-year stint as tsar of the anti-corruption agency.

Magu was suspended last year July over a slew of allegations of fraud including the diversion of recovered funds and seized assets.

 

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