After months of stiff opposition by the Nigerian Senate on the confirmation of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), indications emerged Tuesday evening showing that all is set for the unveiling of Super Cop, DCP Ahmed Abdulrahman as the new face of the anti-graft agency.
Business Hilights recalls that late last week, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, chairman, Senate Committee on Public Petitions, Ethics and privledges made it clear that Nigeria Senate no longer regard Mr. Ibrahim Magu as Acting Chairman of EFCC.
Giving more insights at a press conference while reviewing activities of his Committee, the Imo State-born lawmaker, averred that even though there were massive petitions against the EFCC, his committee could not invite Magu because he was no longer seen as the acting Chairman by the National Assembly.
Though calls to the Commission on the development met stiff denials, confident sources in the know of the plan stood their ground that the announcement is expected any moment from now.
Recall that the Nigerian Red Chambers had on March 15, this year roundly rejected Magu’s nomination as the substantive chairman of EFCC for the second time.
The Senators had relied on a security report by the Department of Security Service (SSS) that he lacked integrity to lead the country’s anti-corruption agency.
However, Magu has been working in acting capacity since his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 10, 2015.
The most traveled crime intelligent detective and Bauchi State’s Kirfi Council-born Abdulrahman, had served as Deputy Director in charge of Operations when Farida Waziri was chairperson of the commission.
Additional details from several telephone interviews Tuesday with government top shots in the know revealed however, that deadly oppositions are still rocking the planned early presidential unveiling of the Norway and Russian trained super cop.
Besides, telephone interviews with some Senators Tuesday showed high levels of relief as many of them felt vindicated and see the possible change of baton as a show of respect for Rule of Law, synergy and respect for constituted authority even though it is coming very late.
Some analysts see the delay as part of last minute drive to save the face of Magu as such change may not provide soft landing for him after all.
WHO IS DCP Ahmad AbdurRAHMAN, MNIM, MNIPR, MIACP?
This Pragmatic Super Cop hailed from Kirfi LGA, Bauchi State. Enlisted into the NPF as Cadet ASP in 1990 at Nigeria Police Academy Annex, Kaduna.
*LEA Primary School Kuru III Jos, 1970-1976.
*GSS shendam, Plateau State, 1978-1983.
*University of Sokoto, 1983-1988.
*Nigeria Police Academy, 1990-1991.
*The Norwegian Police University, Norway, 2007.
*International Law Academy, Volgograd-Russia, 2008.
*University of Hong Kong (SPACE), China, 2010.
*Civil Service College, Singapore, 2011.
*North-Western University Evanston, Chicago-USA, 2012.
*Kaduna State University (KASU), 2014-2015.
*Kaduna State University (KASU), 2016.
*B. Sc. (Hons) Political Science & Administration.
*Masters Degree in Conflict, Peace & Strategic Studies (MCPSS).
*Masters Degree in Criminal Justice (MCJ).
*International Certificate in Peace Keeping.
*International Certificate in Investigation.
*Post Graduate Certificate in Corruption Studies.
*International Certificate in Good Governance & Anti-corruption Policies.
*International Certificate in Crime Scene Technology.
*Mountain School, Shere Hills, Jos (Citizenship and Leadership Training), 1990.
* Nigeria Police Staff College, Jos (Advance Detective Course) 1996.
*Bosnia Herzegovina (Police Transitional Policing Course, Drug Awareness & Intelligence Course), 1999.
*Nigeria Police Staff College, Jos (Intermediate Command Course), 2000.
* Armed Forces Command & Staff College, Jaji (Counter Revolutionary Warfare), 2000.
*PMF Training Camp Gwoza, Borno (Squadron Commander’s Induction Course), 2001.
*PMF Training Camp Gwoza, Borno (Squadron Commander’s Combat Operation Course), 2007.
*International Association of Chiefs of Police (Intelligence Led Policing) at Chicago, USA.
*DFID- Justice for All (Executive Leadership Development Program) at Kaduna, 2014.
*Lecturer at COE Ilorin (NYSC).
*Plateau State Command:
-O/C GI SIIB;
-PPRO Plateau Command;
-O/C Command Education Dep’t
*Zone 1 Kano:
-i/c Zonal Crime Section.
*FHQ, Louis Edet House, Abuja:
-PA to AIG FIIB;
-PA to AIG ‘C’ (Logistics & Supply);
-i/c Training ‘E’ Dep’t;
-CSO to IGP Ibrahim Coomasie.
*Benue State Command:
-2i/c State Criminal Investigation Dep’t.
*Lagos State Command:
*Ogun State Command:
*FCT Command, Abuja:
*Kaduna State Command:
-AC Department of Operations;
-DC Department of Operations(recent).
*Police Mobile Force (PMF):
-Squadron Commander, 6 PMF, Maiduguri.
-Deputy Commandant, PCK.
-2i/c Operations Lagos Office;
-2i/c Operations Abuja;
-Head of Federal Economic Governance Abuja;
-Head of Operations Abuja Zonal Office;
-Deputy Director Operations, Headquarters.
-Sole Representative of West Africa at the Meeting of African Anti-Corruption Experts in Bujumbura, Rwanda.
-UN Peace Mission in Bosnia Herzegovina.
*”The Economic Policies of Sokoto Caliphate Under Muhammadu Bello”, 11th September, 1988. (University of Sokoto).
*”The Nigeria Police Force; A Replica of the Nigerian Society”. POLAC Annex Kaduna, 1991.
*”Security at the Airports” (Nigeria), Nigeria Police Staff College, Jos. 2000.
*”A Review of the Strategy of EFCC in Fighting Corruption & Recommendations for Enhancement”. University of Hong Kong. 2010.
*”The Role of the Nigeria Police in Tackling the Menace of Cattle Rustling and its Effects in Kaduna State”. Kaduna State University. 2015.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES:
*Member International Association of Chiefs of Police (MIACP).
*Member National Institute of Management (MNIM).
*Member National Institute of Public Relations (MNIPR).
MEDAL AND MERITIOUS AWARDS:
*UN Medals for Peace Keeping in Bosnia Herzegovina, 1999.
*’Exemplary Leadership Award’ by Sheikh Abubakar Mahmud Gummi Foundation.
*’Icon of Societal Transformation Award’ by NANS 2016.
*’Leadership Award of Excellence as Achiever Per Excellent; Sir Ahmadu Bello Sardaunan Platinum’ by Northern Youth Council (NYC).
*Germany, Switzerland, Sudan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Saudi Arabia, Norway, Croatia, Libya, France, Austria, Tunisia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Benin Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, Niger Republic, UAE, Sweden, Qatar, Russia, Kenya, Malawi, Brundi, China, Singapore, Egypt, Ethiopia, USA, India and Turkey.
*Exercise, Travelling, Reading, Debating and being Current.
*Corruption/Stealing, Laziness/Indiscipline and anything unlawful.
He speaks fluently:
*English, Arabic, Hausa/Fulani.