Magu Gone As Buhari Asks Senate To Confirm 40-year-old Bawa As EFCC Boss

By Ayo Kehnide

Embattled Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has finally been shown the door after a closed- door trial that nailed him of alleged insubordination and corruption, last year.

This followed the request on Tuesday by President  Muhammadu Buhari to the Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the president in a  letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004.

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.

He hold holds a B.Sc degree in Economics, and Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy.

Magu was tried within the confines of the Presidential Villa by a committee headed by former Appeal Court President, Justice Ayo Salami on charges brought against the former acting EFCC chairman by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami. The panel which grilled Maga for hours on end submitted its interim report to President Buhari in November15, 2020. Magu was subsequently suspended from office.