Abdulrasheed Bawa, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, says corruption fights back and that he has received death threats since taking office as the anti-graft agency’s chairman.
According to The PUNCH, the EFCC boss disclosed this on Tuesday when he featured in Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had in November 2016 said, “Corruption is fighting back vigorously” in the country.
During the interview, Bawa was questioned if corruption is actually fighting back in Nigeria, he said;
“Last week, I was in New York, as all Nigerians are aware of. A very senior citizen received a phone call from somebody that is not even under investigation.
“What he (the caller) said to him on phone is that; he is going to kill the EFCC chairman, the young man.
“He said, ‘I am going to kill him. I am going to kill him’. This is to tell you how bad it is. It is actually real. Corruption can fight back.”
When questioned if he meant he’d received death threats, the EFCC chairman responded, “Yes.”
President Buhari appointed Bawa, 40, as the new chairman of the EFCC in February 2021, to replace the anti-graft commission’s embattled interim chairman, Ibrahim Magu