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Senate confirms Appointment of new EFCC chairman

The Nigeria Senate has confirmed the nomination for the appointment of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The 40-year-old Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist was screened and confirmed by the lawmakers at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly today February 24.

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Recalled that Last week, President Buhari nominated Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Commission subject to the Approval of the Senate.

His Approval makes him the first core EFCC official and non-police officer to head the agency.

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He also became the youngest person ever to serve as chairman of the anti-corruption agency.

Check his Biography below:

Name = Abdulrasheed Bawa
Age = 40
Origin = Kebbi State

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Bawa holds his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics,
Masters Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy

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Certified Fraud Exerminer (CFE)
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
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
United Kingdom’s Global Training Consulting.

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NOTABLE CASES:

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 unprecedent 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 Month.

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) Petroluem Subsidy Fraud-2012-2015: Idenfied 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

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