Before the news of the confirmation of his appointment broke, observers were optimistic that Abdulrasheed Bawa will be the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Their reasons were not far from the countenances of the Senators that screened him and the type of questions they asked. Most of them praised his confidence and diligence.
Below is the short profile of the youngest EFCC boss:
- Abdulrasheed Bawa, who graduated from the Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (Second Class Upper) in 2001, joined the EFCC as an Assistant Detective Superintendent (ADS) in 2004.
- He also holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy which he obtained from the same university in 2012.
- According to his resume, the new anti-graft boss has spent about 16 years working with the EFCC as a detective, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of London.
- He was part of the pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers, course one, 2005, as he rose through the ranks to become a Deputy Chief Detective Superindent (DCDS), a position he has been holding since 2016 up till the time of his nomination as the anti-graft agency’s substantive chairman.
- He has vast investigation experience and has been part of the prosecution of advance fee fraud, official corruption, bank fraud, money laundering, and other economic and financial crimes related offences.