Appointment of Olukayede as EFCC Chairman Illegal and Unlawful – Daniel Bwala

Appointment of Olukayede as EFCC Chairman Illegal and Unlawful - Daniel Bwala

Nigerian legal practitioner Daniel Bwala has noted that the appointment of Olukayode as the EFCC chairman by Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is in violation of the EFCC law.

Daniel pointed out that the appointment contravenes the provisions of Section 2 of the EFCC Act and lacks the necessary requirements for an individual to assume the position of EFCC chairman.

He wrote, “It runs foul of the provisions of Section 2 of the EFCC ACT which requires that the person to be appointed as EFCC Chairman must amongst other things have “Been a serving or retired member of any security or law enforcement agency, must have 15 years of cognate experience in law enforcement, and must not be below the rank of assistant commissioner of police Olukayode is a private legal practitioner and has never worked or belonged to any security or law enforcement agency as a member He does not have 15 years cognate experience as a law enforcement officer and His private legal practice years cannot be equated to the rank in law enforcement”.

He further stated that participation in seminal courses as a private legal practitioner could not be considered equivalent to 15 years of practical experience, as stipulated by a section of the EFCC Act. Daniel pointed out that Olukayode had only held the positions of chief of staff and secretary of the commission, which did not amount to more than six years.

He observed that appointments made by the Nigerian government never cease to surprise Nigerians, highlighting that some of these appointments in Nigeria are made with a distinct purpose in mind.

He stated, “This government never cease to amaze Nigerians. Who knows, maybe he is being appointed for a mission”.

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