The newly confirmed Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has denied selling a single asset recovered by the commission.
Naija News reports that the new EFCC boss was on Wednesday confirmed by the Nigerian Senate during plenary.
Bawa was accused of diverting assets seized by the anti-graft agency — an allegation the commission denied.
Speaking before his confirmation hearing, Bawa said he did not have the power to sell any asset recovered under his watch when he was head of the Port Harcourt zonal office.
He said: “I never sold a single truck at the Port Harcourt office; the head office handled that at the time,” the nominee told the senate.
“When I took over the Port Harcourt office, they had 34 convictions but when I got there, we recorded 216 convictions.”
“Anybody that is familiar with the processes of the EFCC knows that the chairman doesn’t have the power to sell an asset but the secretary of the agency.”
The New EFCC boss further stated that he will work with strategic partners around the world to see that Nigeria benefits from the repatriation of assets stolen from her coffers.
He added that the anti-graft agency will achieve its independent objective by sharing information with its partners.
Bawa during his screening promised that the constitution will guide his actions as the Chairman of EFCC.
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