…denies selling seized property in EFCC custody
The newly nominated chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa has appeared before the senate for screening to determine his eligibility for the position.
Speaking at the screening, Bawa while trying to convince the senate denied selling the seized property in EFCC custody at its Port Harcourt Zonal office.
He said the seized property in Port Harcourt were properly disposed off by the agency’s officials from its headquarters.
Bawa promised to work with strategic partners around the world to see that Nigerians benefit from the repatriation of assets stolen from her coffers noting that the EFCC will achieve its independent objective by sharing information with its partners.
He told the lawmakers that the constitution will guide his actions should he be confirmed as EFCC Chairman further promising to make the EFCC a better place at the end of his tenure than he met it.
He noted that his training by the FBI and the National Crime Agency of the United States and the United Kingdom respectively will come in handy.
The nominated EFCC boss while responding to questions regarding what he will do differently from his predecessors said he will reposition the commission by ensuring that it strengthens its standard operating procedures and improve on them.
He also stated that there will be more transparency and accountability.
While acknowledges that the EFFC has issues with the management of assets, the nominated EFCC boss said if confirmed, he will embark on the digitization of the offices for proper record keeping.
More details to come…