Habibu is a trained financial crime investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) specialising in Complex Financial Crime, Corruption, Bank Fraud, Money Laundering and Asset Tracing. With an impressive tenure of almost two decades with the law enforcement agency, Habibu, rose through the ranks to become the Senior Detective Superintendent (PDS) with investigative responsibilities involving financial surveillance, asset tracing, and providing agency analysis of financial crimes statistics.
His career successes have included being a contributory member of the team responsible for recovering over $30 million on behalf of the Nigerian Banking Syndicate in respect of the Shell and Suffolk Petroleum and the team of EFCC operatives singularly responsible for investigating and correlating banking debt records and profiles of all State Governors on behalf of Nigerian Banks. Most notably, in his role as Head of the Pension Fraud Special Investigation Team of the EFCC, responsible for recovering billions of naira (including over 280 real estate properties across the country) in Pension related fraud from the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) and Police Pension Office.
Prior to his career in law enforcement and public service, Habibu began his career in Banking and Business Administration, having worked at the African International Bank in Yola, before becoming a Manager of Restaurant and Catering and Events Services Company. The impressive evolution of his career began with Habibu receiving a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Bayero University, Kano. He has since maintained a dedicated interest in further education and professional training with certifications in:
♣ Countering Transnational Threat;
♣ Criminal Intelligence Analysis;
♣ Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing
♣ Intelligence Analysis and Financial Statement Fraud;
♣ Major Case Management
♣ Forensic Investigation
Habibu has also received international training from notable law enforcement agencies across the world including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), USA and Kent Police College, UK. He has published noted works on Money Laundering and its relationship to Organised Crime. He is also a member with the Association of Certified Financial Crimes Specialist.