Members of the Centre for Democracy and Human Rights protested at the National Assembly, on Tuesday, 17th October 2023, opposing the selection of the newly appointed Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Ola Olukoyede. Mi

Ola Olukayode, EFCC Chairman

The group’s National Secretary, Adebayo Ogorry, during the protest, alleged that the choice of Olukoyede contravened the extant laws guiding the appointment of the EFCC chairman.  

Ogorry, National Secretary Centre for Democracy and Human Rights

Ogorry said;

The action of President Tinubu in making the appointment of Mr Olukoyede into such a high office with enormous responsibility as the Chairman of the EFCC in flagrant breach of the provisions of the laws of the parliament is contrary to the oath he took on May 29, 2023 to protect and defend the laws of the nation.”

Ogorry – National Secretary, Centre for Democracy and Human Rights

The Senate received a communication from President Bola Tinubu requesting the confirmation of Ola Olukoyede and Muhammad Hammajoda as the principal Chairman and Secretary, respectively, of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The Deputy Senate President, Jibrin Barau, read the letter during the plenary session.

Tinubu announced the appointment of Olukoyede as the EFCC Chairman and Hammajoda as Secretary, following the suspension of former Chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, confirmed that Olukoyede’s appointment followed Bawa’s resignation.

Story: Christy Dung