New EFCC chairman Bawa meets Buhari in Aso Villa

Abdulrasheed Bawa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with the new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Abdulrasheed Bawa at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The duo met behind closed doors.

It is the first time Bawa is meeting the president since his confirmation by the Senate on Wednesday.

Presidential aide Bashir Ahmad shared photos of the meeting on Twitter.

During his confirmation hearing, Bawa addressed the allegation that some assets belonging to the anti-graft agency in Port Harcourt were sold by him.

“I never sold a single truck at the Port Harcourt office; the head office handled that at the time,” he said.

“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.”