Below Is Everything To Know About The New EFCC Boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa .
News Rain Nigeria recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Nigerian Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria’s antigraft agency.
The appointment of the new EFCC Chairman was disclosed in a statement written on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
A Look At Everything You Need To Know About New EFCC Boss
President Buhari in a letter to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004.
The statement added that 40-year-old Bawa 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.”
Everything To Know About New EFCC Boss
Abdulrasheed Bawa Biography: Educational Background
Abdulrasheed Bawa holds a degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy.
Abdulrasheed Bawa Biography
Abdulrasheed Bawa Education and Career
Abdulrasheed Bawa is a trained investigator with the Economic and Financials Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He has investigated and prosecuted series of financial crimes including Advance Fee Fraud cases, official corruption, bank fraud, money laundering, and other economic crimes.
He was one of the pioneer EFCC cadet officers in 2005.
In June 2018, Abdulrasheed Bawa was appointed the Zonal Head of the Ibadan office of the EFCC.
Abdulrasheed Bawa was the Zonal Head of the Port Harcourt office of the EFCC
Before his appointment as chairman of EFCC, Bawa was the head of Lagos zonal office.
He will replace Mohammed Umar who has been acting as the chairman of the EFCC since Ibrahim Magu was suspended.
Abdulrasheed Bawa Biography And Career Heights
Abdulrasheed Bawa as Diezani Alison-Madueke’s chief investigator
He is the chief investigator in the alleged multi-billion naira fraud case against former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
“I am a trained Economic and Financial Crimes investigator with vast experience in the investigation and being part of prosecution of Advance Fee Fraud, Official Corruption, Bank Fraud, Money Laundering and other Economic and Financial Crimes related offences. I am a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and was also trained by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Financial Crime Enforcement Network (FinCEN), The World Bank, The United Nations Office of Drug and Crimes, The Nigeria Police Force, the Nigeria State Security Services. The EFCC Academy and United Kingdom’s Global Training Consulting.
“Furthermore, I was part of the pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers; course one, 2005. I have successfully investigated and testified in the prosecution of several cases leading to convictions and recovery of billions of naira and millions of US dollars in cash and properties across the world. I am presently Deputy Chief Detective Superindent-DCDS (since 2016),” the Kebbi State-born officer said.
Bawa appointed EFCC chairman February 15, 2021
President Buhari in a letter to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004 in the appointment of Abdulrasheed Bawa.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“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,” a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman read.
Notable cases handle by Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC investigator
A) Supervising the biggest operations zonal office of the EFCC in Lagos having 604 officers and men and securing 227 convictions despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
B) Supervising the investigation of all cases in Port Harcourt Zonal office in which an unprecedented 215 convictions were secured in eleven months and securing Final Forfeiture of hundreds of properties to the Federal Government.
C) Supervising the investigation of all cases in the Ibadan Zonal office in which 113 were concluded and 54 are charged to court within 6 Months.
D) Diezani Alison-Madueke-2015-Date: Recovered Millions of Dollars worth of properties in Nigeria, UK., USA, and UAE including 92 properties in Nigeria.
E) Atlantic Energy Group-2014-2015: Recovered Millions of Dollars worth of properties in Nigeria, UK, USA, Switzerland, UAE, and Canada.
F) Crude Oil Swaps and OPA-2014-2015: Recovered Billions of Naira.
G) Petroleum Subsidy Fraud-2012-2015: Identified Fraud of about N70Billion, Recovered Billions of Naira, and Prosecuted several companies.
H) Former Governor of Niger State, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu
I) “Operation Cyber Storm One”, across Nigeria in which over 60 Suspected Advance Fee Fraudsters and Cyber Crime Perpetrators are on prosecution- 2008
J) Participated in several other Periodic Raid on Notorious (419) Cyber-cafés.
What does Abdulrasheed Bawa like?
The new EFCC boss likes watching football, tennis, reading, current affairs, and international politics.
Abdulrasheed Bawa is married with children. He is a Muslim.