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EFCC Chairman, Bawa slumps while speaking at an event in Aso Rock

By Anthony Oboh



Abdulrasheed Bawa, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), slumped while speaking at an event in Abuja.


Bawa stopped his remarks abruptly on Thursday at an event organised by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) at the presidential villa.


The EFCC chairman told the audience that he needed to leave the stage immediately.


Bawa was giving his goodwill message at the National Identity Day celebration when he suddenly stopped speaking.


He was talking about a man the commission arrested in Ibadan, Oyo state, with 116 SIM cards when the incident happened.


Bawa had stopped talking and covered his face with his right palm, saying, “Please, excuse me, I can’t continue.”


He was assisted to his seat by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami and other senior officials at the event, but the anti-graft czar slumped on his seat he was immediately rushed out of the seat of power.


The Master of Ceremony (MC) later announced that Bawa’s condition was stable.