Abdulrasheed Bawa on Wednesday, February 24, denied selling seized property in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Bawa said this while he was been screened by the Senate committee on the floor of the upper chamber, Punch reports.
According to the nominee, the said property in the agency’s Port Harcourt zonal office was properly disposed off by personnel.
He also cited some provisions of the EFCC’s act as bis bases for claiming to deserve the new office.
A report by The Cable quotes Bawa as saying:
“I never sold a single truck at the Port Harcourt office; the head office handled that at the time,” the nominee told the senate.
“When I took over the Port Harcourt office, they had 34 convictions but when I got there, we recorded 216 convictions.
“Anybody that is familiar with the processes of the EFCC knows that the chairman doesn’t have the power to sell an asset but the secretary of the agency.”