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EFCC Appeals Judgment Convicting Bawa

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The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Tuesday said the commission has appealed the judgment which convicted him.

Bawa made this known after his appearance before the House of Representatives Committee on Anti-Corruption to defend his agency’s budget.

The embattled chairman said the law would take its natural course.

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He said, “Well, we have appealed against it, so we will allow the natural course of law to take its effect.”

Also, he said he declared that the anti-graft agency called for more financing of EFCC.

He said, “We are building a brand new EFCC Academy and we need funding for that. Last year N3 billion was allocated and this year nothing was allocated for it, and that is why we are pleading to members that we need to have this new EFCC Academy because of course we have to learn, as fighters of crime we have to be ahead of these criminals and the only way you can do that is by training and re-training and re-training and re-training again. It can never end.”

Recall that an Abuja high court sitting in Maitama convicted Bawa for contempt of court.

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