Following the suspension of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), President Bola Tinubu has appointed retired Assistant General of Police (AIG), Hakeem Odumosu, as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency.
It was gathered that Tinubu approved the appointment of Odumosu as substantive EFCC boss on Tuesday, before travelling to France.
However, Odumosu’s appointment is subject to his confirmation by the Senate.
Prior to his appointment, Odumosu who was a former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, retired from the Nigeria Police Force in January 2022, shortly after his elevation to the rank of Assistant Inspector General (AIG) after serving for 32 years.
He served as the first Chairman of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Enforcement Unit (Taskforce) and also the Commander of the State-funded Rapid Response Squad (RRS).
Abdukarim Chukkol is the current acting Chairman of the EFCC.