BREAKING; EFCC Speaks On Corruption Allegations Against New Chairman, Bawa
Following the allegation leveled aganist new EFCC Boss.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] has on Tuesday 16th February absolved its new Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, of allegations of corruption.
Moments after Bawa was announced as the new Chairman of the Commission by President Muhammadu Buhari, reports surfaced online of his involvement in corruption activities.
But the Commission defended him, of any corruption allegation.
The EFCC Spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Tuesday titled, ‘Abdulrasheed Bawa Has No Corruption Record – EFCC’ said, “The Commission wishes to state categorically that Mr Bawa was never arrested or detained over sale of any assets.
“As zonal head of the Port Harcourt office of the commission in 2019, Bawa’s responsibilities did not include the sale of assets as the commission has a full-fledged Directorate of Assets Forfeiture and Recovery Management, which remit such matters.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the disposal of finally forfeited trucks in the Port Harcourt zonal office through public auction, was conducted after the exit of Bawa as zonal head. It is therefore illogical for him to have been indicted over an auction that was not superintended by him.
“The auction of trucks at the Port Harcourt Office was among the issues examined by the Justice Ayo Salami Panel, leading to the suspension of some officers of the commission. The commission, therefore, enjoins the public to disregard the false publication which is believed to be sponsored by mischief makers to impugn the integrity of the EFCC chairman-designate.”