– The Senate has opened up on its decision that led to the confirmation of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new chairman of EFCC
– This is coming amid allegations of corruption levelled against the anti-graft agency’s new boss
– According to the upper chamber, reports of corruption made against Bawa were wild allegations
The confirmation of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman has been justified by the Nigerian Senate.
Legit.ng recalls that Bawa was confirmed as the EFCC boss amidst allegations and controversial reports that he had been previously arrested for corruption.
The upper legislative assembly confirmed the 40-year-old after a screening that lasted for over two hours. This was disclosed by a presidential aide, Bashir Ahmed.
Suleiman Kwari, the chairman Senate committee on anti-corruption and financial crimes, stated that the claims were allegations that could not be proven.
Kwari who made the disclosure on Channels Television’s Politics Today, said the new EFCC boss was never arrested for corruption charges.
He went on to note that the incoming EFCC chairman defended the allegations against him on the floor of the Senate.
While noting that Bawa’s performance before the Senate was satisfactory, thus necessitating his confirmation, the lawmaker insisted that the allegations levelled against Bawa were wild.
Kwari also expressed confidence that Bawa can lead the anti-graft agency effectively and would deliver.
Bawa finally opens up on alleged sale of seized property
Meanwhile, Bawa on Wednesday, February 24, denied selling seized property in the custody of the EFCC.
Bawa said this while he was being screened by the Senate committee on the floor of the upper chamber.
According to the nominee, the said property in the agency’s Port Harcourt zonal office was properly disposed off by personnel.
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