Following reports on social media and several online platforms on Tuesday night, a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has debunked the ongoing rumour that he has been appointed the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State said he has not been appointed the new Chairman of the anti-corruption agency.
This was made known by Odumosu in a statement he personally issued on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, where he described the report as totally untrue.
Odumosu, who said that the information should be disregarded, accused mischief makers of being behind the fake news.
“I have been inundated with so many calls and messages between yesterday and today on a purported “EFCC Appointment.
“I just want to use this opportunity to debunk this information and say it’s totally untrue. This information must have emanated from mischief makers and should be disregarded.”
There were reports on social media as well as some conventional media platforms that President Bola Tinubu had approved the appointment of Retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, as the substantive Chairman of the EFCC, subject to confirmation by the Senate.
Recall that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, had on Wednesday, June 14, 2023. approved the indefinite suspension from the office of Mr. AbdulRasheed Bawa, CON, as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to allow for a proper investigation into his conduct while in office.
This follows weighty allegations of abuse of office leveled against him by some stakeholders in the anti-corruption fight.
The EFCC later announced that its Director of operations, Mr Abdulkarim Chukkol, will be the Acting Chairman of the commission following Bawa’s suspension.Follow us on social media