Abdulrasheed Bawa, whose nomination as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was confirmed by the senate on Wednesday February 24, has denied selling the seized property in EFCC custody at its Port Harcourt Zonal office.
Prior to his nomination, Bawa was accused of being involved in a theft while heading the anti-graft office in Port Harcourt.
Peoples Gazette, in a publication alleged that Bawa was arrested and detained by the Agency under former Chairman Ibrahim Magu, over illegal sale of 244 forfeited trucks to proxies in Port Harcourt.
The publication claimed that the illegal sale was uncovered by the suspended Secretary to the Commission, Ola Olukoyede, who alerted the former chairman, Ibrahim Magu, leading to Bawa’s detention and subsequent redeployment to the EFCC Academy, Abuja.
While being grilled by the senate, he seized property in Port Harcourt were properly disposed off by the agency’s officials from its headquarters.
“I never sold a single truck at the Port Harcourt office; the head office handled that at the time.
“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.”