The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has deleted the tweet in which it claimed that the Agency’s Boss, Ibrahim Magu, never said that corruption caused coronavirus.
“This information is false and misleading”, the EFCC had said, while reacting to reports about the Magu’s remarks.
Magu’s remarks stunned his audience at the public event, which included President Muhammadu Buhari.
The EFCC boss said that the deadly virus, which has killed over 2,000 people, was caused by corruption.
“I strongly believe, Your Excellency, that even coronavirus is caused by corruption. Fighting corruption is like a crusade against the evils in our society”, he said.
Before deleting the tweet, the EFCC said that Magu’s statement was misrepresented, claiming that, the EFCC boss only said that “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”.
The denial tweet is no longer on EFCC’s timeline.
However, the denial fell flat in the face of overwhelming video evidence, and the Agency did not offer any apologies to whose report it wrongly described as “misleading” and “false”.