The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has announced Mr Abdulkarim Chukkol as the anti-graft agency’s Acting Chairman.
This is coming barely 24 hours after the President, Bola Tinubu, suspended the commission erstwhile boss, Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa.
Chukkol is an alumnus of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy, Quantico, the European Center of Security Studies, Germany, and also a Fellow of the War College, Nigeria.
The acting Chairman holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Maiduguri (2000) and Post Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia, United States, as well as Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity and Spectrum Management from the United States Telecommunication Training Institute, Washington DC, United States.
Before his new role, he was the Director of Operations of the EFCC.
He is a pioneer staff of the commission and an illustrious member of the EFCC Cadet Course One. He had earlier served as Head of the Advance Fee Fraud and Cybercrime Sections of the Lagos and Abuja zonal commands between 2011 and 2016, pioneer commander of the Uyo zonal command in 2017 and commander of Port Harcourt Zonal Command in 2020.
Chukkol has won several awards and commendations both locally and internationally, including “the Most Outstanding Award in Operations” by the EFCC and the “Outstanding Performance Award” by the United States Department of Justice, among others.