The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has claimed that corruption is a major cause of Coronavirus.
Speaking on Tuesday at the passing out parade of 281 cadets of the EFCC Detective Inspector Course-5, at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Magu said social vice is worse than any known disease and is the cause of coronavirus.
“The EFCC is not satisfied with just prosecuting and jailing the fraudsters, rather the commission has concluded plans to reform them in collaboration with relevant government agencies towards making them better citizens,” Magu said.
“EFCC has zero-tolerance for corruption as our mandate is to kill corruption as corruption is worse than all the diseases we have now and I strongly believe coronavirus is caused by corruption.
Meanwhile, the anti-graft agency has however debunked the statement attributed to his boss, Ibrahim Magu.
Speaking via hits twitter handle to the report titled “EXTRA: I strongly believe coronavirus is caused by corruption, says Magu”, EFCC said the report was false and misleading.
According to EFCC, the statement made by its acting-chairman was “Tackling corruption is a clarion call, given that corruption is a huge burden to the nation. It is worse than Cancer, Ebola Virus, Coronavirus and all other deadly diseases put together” and not “I strongly believe coronavirus is caused by corruption.”
Here is EFCC’s tweets on the claims below
This information is false and misleading.
The Acting Chairman said, “Tackling corruption is a clarion call, given that corruption is a huge burden to the nation. It is worse than Cancer, Ebola Virus, Coronavirus and all other deadly diseases put together.”
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— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) February 18, 2020