Nigeria: Abdulrasheed Bawa to Attach Historical past As Anti-Graft Chairman

The 40-year-ragged who has spent all his work life at EFCC, joined the organisation in 2004.

Abdulrasheed Bawa, a Deputy Chief Detective Superintendent with Nigeria’s flagship anti-corruption agency, the Financial and Financial Crimes Price (EFCC), is determined to interrupt data if confirmed by the Nigerian Senate to lead the organisation.

A commentary by a presidential spokesperson on Tuesday announced that President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to substantiate Mr Bawa, who currently heads the Lagos zonal place of job of the EFCC, as the substantive chairman of the commission.

Mr Bawa used to be in October 2015 appointed to saunter the commission’s investigations of Diezani Alison-Madueke, a mature Minister of Petroleum Resources, and her associates.

He continues to play the role up to now.

If his nomination to be substantive chairman of the EFCC sails through, Mr Bawa, born 40 years ago, would possibly perchance be the youngest person to ever lead the organisation which has been without a substantive head since November 2015.

Other outdated substantive chairpersons of the EFCC as properly as Ibrahim Magu, who chaired the agency in acting means for nearly 5 years, stepped into the highly coveted place of job at properly over 40 years of age.

The pioneer chairman of EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, assumed place of job at about 43 in 2003 and left in 2007.

His successor, Farida Waziri, assumed place of job in Can also honest 2008 at 59 years ragged and left on November 23, 2011.

The last substantive chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, stepped into place of job at 49 years ragged on November 23, 2011, and left on November 9, 2015.

The instantaneous-past acting chairman of the organisation, Ibrahim Magu, who spent 5 years in place of job without Senate affirmation stepped into place of job at 53 on November 9, 2015 and used to be removed beneath controversial conditions on July 7, 2020.

Excluding for his file age, Mr Bawa, if confirmed by the Senate would possibly perchance be the most basic substantive chairman without a background within the Nigerian Police Force, a characteristic which appears to be like to be per one in every of the reported suggestions of the Ayo Salami panel which investigated the commission and Mr Magu last year.

Mr Magu used to be suspended on July 7, 2020, to face the Salami panel after he used to be accused of corruption and insubordination by the Authorized decent-Overall, Abubakar Malami. The panel’s document and suggestions are yet to be made public.

Mr Bawa who hails from Jega, in Kebbi Explain, is determined to be half of a record of outdated acting and substantive chairpersons of the organisation as properly as basically the most contemporary acting chairman Mr Mohammed Abba.

Background

The nominee graduated from the Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, with a Bachelor of Science diploma in Economics (2nd Class Upper) in 2001.

Mr Bawa, who joined the EFCC as an Assistant Detective Superintendent (ADS) in 2004, also holds a Grasp’s diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy which he bought from the identical college in 2012.

From his CV viewed by PREMIUM TIMES, Mr Bawa has spent all his work life on the EFCC, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Authorized pointers diploma on the University of London.

He used to be fraction of the pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers, route one, 2005.

He rose throughout the ranks to grow to be a Deputy Chief Detective Superindent (DCDS), a suite he has been holding since 2016 up till the time of his nomination as the anti-graft agency’s substantive chairman.

With about 17 years working with the EFCC as a detective, Mr Bawa has corpulent investigation expertise and has been fraction of prosecution of reach rate fraud, reliable corruption, bank fraud, money laundering and various financial and monetary crimes connected offences.

His milestones

Mr Bawa used to be deployed to saunter the commission’s operations zonal place of job in Lagos in August 2020 and stays within the set till date.

Earlier than that time, he had headed the Ability Construction Division, EFCC Academy, Abuja from December 2019 to August 2020.

He used to be also the zonal head, Port Harcourt Zonal Office overseeing Rivers, Bayelsa and Abia states operations from January 2019 to December 2019.

He had also headed the commission’s Ibadan Zonal Office masking Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo and Kwara states from June June 2018 to January,2019.

He headed the Counter-Terrorism and Overall Investigation/Pension Unit, of the Lagos Zonal Office from March to 2017 to Can also honest 2018.

He currently heads the Lagos zonal place of job, which no doubt, is the largest operations zonal place of job of the EFCC with 604 officers working beneath him.

He has successfully investigated and testified in prosecution of many conditions leading to convictions and restoration of looted monetary and assets one day of the arena.

Because the pinnacle of the EFCC’s investigations of Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke from 2015 till date, his crew has recovered tens of millions of greenbacks worth of property in Nigeria, U.Okay., U.S.A, and U.A.E together with 92 of such assets in Nigeria.

He also supervised the investigations of Atlantic Vitality Community-from 2014 to 2015 leading to the restoration of assets in Nigeria, UK, USA, Switzerland, UAE and Canada.

He also headed the investigations of Shocking Oil Swaps and OPA case from 2014 to2015, also leading to restoration of assets.

Mr Bawa used to be also enraged regarding the Petroluem Subsidy Fraud investigations from 2012 to 2015 for the length of which fraud of about N70 billion used to be identified, funds recovered and heaps firms had been prosecuted.

One other indispensable investigation, Mr Bawa has been enraged about is one keen a mature Governor of Niger Explain, Muazu Babangida Aliyu, who’s currently going through trial.

He has also participated in just a few assorted periodic raids on “notorious (419) Cyber-cafés”, the carry out of operations from which the EFCC data the lion fraction of its convictions.

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