The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa reportedly slumped at the third National Identity Day celebration at the Banquet Hall Villa.
Bawa was delivering a goodwill message me at the event when he suddenly stopped and excused himself.
“Please, excuse me, I can’t continue,” he said then staggered back to his seat, before slumping on his chair and was eventually taken out.
Earlier, he mentioned that the EFCC was grieving the loss of a colleague.
According to the report, he broke down while talking about a man the commission arrested in Ibadan, Oyo State, with 116 SIM cards.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, and other dignitaries held him and guided out of the hall after a while.
Bawa was nominated as the substantive Chairman of the EFCC on February 16, 2021, and on February 24, 2021, he was confirmed by the National Assembly as the Executive Chairman.
He officially took over from the Mr Ibrahim Magu, the former acting Chairman of the Commission.
However, the MC later announced that Bawa’s condition was stable.
“I am happy to announce to you that the EFCC Chairman is now stable,” he said.
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