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Meet Abdulkarim Chukkol, The Acting EFCC Chairman

Mr. Abdulkarim Chukkol has been appointed as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, as announced by the anti-graft agency. This development occurred within a short span of 24 hours following the suspension of the former chairman, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, by President Bola Tinubu.

Here are five key details about the newly appointed EFCC boss:

  1. Chukkol has an impressive educational background, having graduated from prestigious institutions such as the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy in Quantico, the European Center of Security Studies in Germany, and being a Fellow of the War College in Nigeria.
  2. His academic qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Maiduguri (2000), a Post Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia in the United States, and a Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity and Spectrum Management from the United States Telecommunication Training Institute in Washington DC.
  3. Prior to assuming his current position, Chukkol served as the Director of Operations at the EFCC, showcasing his experience within the organization.
  4. He is a founding member of the EFCC and an esteemed participant of the EFCC Cadet Course One. During his tenure, he held various significant roles, such as heading the Advance Fee Fraud and Cybercrime Sections of the Lagos and Abuja zonal commands from 2011 to 2016. Additionally, he served as the pioneering commander of the Uyo zonal command in 2017 and as the commander of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command in 2020.
  5. Chukkol’s outstanding contributions have been recognized through numerous local and international awards and commendations. He has received honors such as the “Most Outstanding Award in Operations” by the EFCC and the “Outstanding Performance Award” by the United States Department of Justice, among others.

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