Sale of looted assets in Rivers: New EFCC boss denies participation
Aldulrasheed Bawa, new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has denied playing any role of the sale of forfeited property in Port Harcourt.
The new helmsman at the EFCC issued the denial while being grilled by senators before his confirmation.
The EFCC has been accused of acting in contravention of the spirit of Act establishing it, with its leadership named from the police indicted severally for acts inimical to the fight against corruption.
Not much has been heard in detail about how the EFCC disposed assets seized in Port Harcourt.
But the public has learnt through the line of questioning adopted by the Senators that Nigeria may have been raped by those who were supposed to protect her.
Bawa who defended himself noted while testifying that he had no role in the sale of assets forfeited to the State which has become the source of controversy and claims of corruption against the anti – graft agency.
He told Senators that if he took part in the sale of those assets in Port Harcourt, the Commission could have either reprimanded or docked him.
Bawa promised to reposition the Commission, saying under his watch the anti – graft agency would become more focused and transparent.
The 40 year old who has put in about 16 years of service at the Commission is the first non policeman to head the EFCC.
His elevation to the top echelon of the EFCC is giving hope to those in the Not-too-young-to rule vanguard who say Nigeria may be set to present more opportunities to competent and intellectually oriented youths.
Bawa had hinted at this when he said before the Senators that his confirmation would inspire hope and confidence in the younger generation.
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