President Bola Tinubu has appointed Mr. Ola Olukoyede, a lawyer to serve as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
His appointment is for a renewable term of four years in the first instance, pending Senate confirmation, according to Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu’s spokesman.
Olukoyede’s appointment follows the resignation of the suspended Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa.
On June 14, 2023, the President suspended Abdulrasheed Bawa indefinitely as the anti-graft agency boss. Bawa was suspended “to allow for proper investigation into his conduct while in office”. The action followed “weighty” allegations of abuse of office levelled against him.