In a recent conversation exclusively with our correspondent, the retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, vehemently denied claims of his appointment as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Reports suggesting that President Bola Tinubu had chosen him for the role began circulating late Tuesday, only to be dismissed by Odumosu as the work of mischievous individuals spreading baseless rumors.
The retired police chief expressed his concern over the misinformation campaign, urging members of the public to disregard the false reports. Odumosu stated, “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.”
This development comes shortly after The media reported the suspension of the former EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, by President Bola Tinubu. In his directive, Tinubu appointed Abdulkarim Chukkol as the acting chairman, assuming leadership of the anti-graft agency.
As the public eagerly awaits further updates on the leadership of the EFCC, it is vital to remain cautious and rely on verified information from credible sources to avoid falling victim to unfounded claims and rumors.
- Assistant Inspector General of Police, Hakeem Odumosu (retd), denies being appointed as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
- The news of Odumosu’s appointment, allegedly made by President Bola Tinubu, circulated across multiple media platforms on Tuesday, but Odumosu dismisses it as misinformation created by mischief makers.
- Odumosu urges the public to disregard the false information and clarifies that he has received numerous calls and messages regarding the purported EFCC appointment, emphasizing that it is entirely untrue.