Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, says he has been receiving death threats since he assumed office.
He made this known on Tuesday, when he featured on Channels TV’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme, stating that it is a case of corruption fighting back.
In 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari had said corruption was fighting back vigorously.
When asked on Tuesday if corruption is indeed fighting back, Bawa 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 the 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 further asked if he meant he has been receiving death threats, the EFCC boss said, “Yes”.
President Muhammadu Buhari had in February 2021 named 40-year-old Bawa as the new EFCC chairman to replace the embattled ex-acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu.