The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has named Olaolu Adegbite, a Chief Superintendent of the Nigeria Police (CSP) as its new Director of Operations.
Mr. Adegbite was the head of the Advance Fee Fraud Section of the commission since its inception in 2003 before his present appointment.
As the head of the commissions’ Advance Fee Fraud section, Mr. Adegbite coordinated several anti-advance fee fraud operations at the Commission including Operation ‘Octopus’ in September 2005, Operation ‘Stop Payment’ in July 2007 and Operation ‘Cyberstorm1’ in April 2008.
The Commission’s acting Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Owujaren described Mr. Adegbite as “a crack detective who enjoys tremendous respect from colleagues and superiors for his professionalism,” adding that his “ imprints are visible in some of the major operations of the Commission.”.
Prior to his appointment in the EFCC in 2003, Mr. Adegbite was the head of the Homicide and Anti- Robbery sections of the Edo state Command of the Nigeria Police between 1996 and 1997 and 1997 and 2000 respectively. He also served as the detective in the Special Fraud Unit of the Nigeria Police between 2000 and 2003.
Mr. Adegbite joined the Nigeria Police Force in 1992 as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP). And in the two decades of his policing career, Adegbite attended several law enforcement courses in Nigeria and overseas, including the Advance Law Enforcement Management course in New Mexico, 2008; Executive Law Enforcement Management course at the FBI Academy in Virginia, USA, 2006 and Law Enforcement Executive Development course at the International Law Enforcement Academy, Gaborone, Botswana.
Born on 20th of June 1967, Mr. Adegbite hails from Igbajo in Boluwaduro Local Government Area of Osun State. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Russian Language and literature from the University of Lagos and the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute respectively.