President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The Presidency has since forwarded Bawa’s name to the senate for confirmation. Politics Nigeria gathered that Bawa is 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.
The 40 year old is also a Certified Fraud Exerminer (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.
The top intelligence officer was part of the pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers; course one, 2005 and has successfully investigated and testified in 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. He is presently Deputy Chief Detective Superindent-DCDS (since 2016).
Bawa, a graduate of Economics from Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, hails from Kebbi state and is happily married.