Abdulrasheed Bawa Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Career And More

Abdulrasheed Bawa

Abdulrasheed Bawa is a Deputy Chief Detective Superintendent Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He was recently nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari to head the nation's anti-corruption agency. If the nomination is confirmed by the Senate, he will be the youngest person to ever lead the organisation.
We'd be seeing Abdulrasheed Bawa's biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, parents, siblings, spouse, education, career, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles and everything else you'd love to know about him.
Don't forget to drop us a comment and share with your friends at the end of the article.

Abdulrasheed Bawa Profile

Before we continue, here's a quick rundown on Abdulrasheed Bawa's profile and a few things you'd love to know about him:
Full name: Abdulrasheed Bawa
Born: 1980
Age:  40 years (2021)
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: Usmanu Danfodio University
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: EFCC officer
Net worth

Abdulrasheed Bawa Biography and Educational Background

Born in 1980, Abdulrasheed Bawa originally hails from Jega local government area of Kebbi State. He had his primary education at Model Primary School Birnin-Kebbi Road, Sokoto, obtaining his primary school certificate in 1991. He further enrolled at the Government Secondary School, Owerri. 

He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics (2001) and a Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy (2012) from the prestigious Usmanu Danfodio University in Sokoto.

Bawa is Certified by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS).


Abdulrasheed Bawa is one of the pioneer EFCC cadet officers, Course One 2005. He is a trained economic and financial crimes investigator with vast experience in the investigation and prosecution of Advance Fee Fraud, official corruption, bank fraud and money laundering.

Below is his working experience:

• Assistant Detective Superintendent (2004)
• Deputy Detective Superintendent (2007)
• Senior Detective Superintendent (2010)
• Principal Detective Superintendent (2013)
• Deputy Chief Detective Superindent (2016

He has handled several big cases and recovered properties worth millions of dollars from individuals, including:

• Supervising the investigation of all the cases for the Ibadan Zonal office in which 113 were concluded and 54 charged to court within 6 months
• He is the head of EFCC team investigating former Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Alison-Madueke and associates (October 2015 till date), properties worth millions of dollars were reportedly recovered from Mrs Diezani in Nigeria, UK., USA, and UAE including 92 properties in Nigeria.
• Atlantic Energy Group (2014-2015). Recovered millions of dollars worth of properties in Nigeria, USA, Canada, UK, UAE and Switzerland.
• He identified fraud of about ₦70 billion in the petroleum subsidy fraud (2012-2015), recovering billions of Naira and prosecuting several companies.
• He also recovered billions of Naira in the Crude Oil Swaps and OPA (2014-2015), among others.

Awards and Recognition

Abdulrasheed Bawa is a recipient of the:
• US Federal Bureau of Investigation (Criminal Investigative Division) Appreciation (2019). This was in recognition of his support and contribution in FBI’s Operation reWired, a monthslong, multi-agency effort to disrupt and dismantle international business email compromise (BEC) schemes. It resulted in nearly 209 arrests worldwide.
• US Federal Bureau of Investigation (U.S. Department of Justice) Recognition Award (2019), for facilitating the collaboration between EFCC and the FBI, which resulted in a mutual fight against Economic and Financial Crimes on an international scale; and
• Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Merit Award (2020)
Next Post »