Breaking: Buhari Dumps Magu, Asks Senate To Confirm Bawa As EFCC Chairman
President Muhammadu Buhari has dumped suspended EFCC acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu and asked the Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Recall that Magu was suspended by the President over alleged corruption with a panel set up to investigate and try him.
But on Tuesday, President Buhari asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), meaning that the service of Magu is no longer needed at the antigraft agency
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In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, the President said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004.
A statement issued by Femi Adesina, Presidential spokesman, 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.
File Photo: Muhammadu Buhari