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Corruption Gave Birth To Coronavirus – EFCC

Ibrahim Magu

Ibrahim Magu

Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has linked the coronavirus to corruption.

He revealed this during the passing out parade of 281 inspector cadets of the EFCC in Kaduna state, The Cable reports.

According to him, corruption is a burden to Nigeria and EFCC has zero-tolerance for it as it is worse than every popular disease we know now.

He added that he really believes coronavirus is caused by corruption and EFCC cannot be contented with only prosecuting and jailing offenders, instead of reforming them in partnership with vital government agencies to make them better Nigerians.

His words, “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,”

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.

“Corruption is a huge burden to our nation it has spread to insecurity, poverty, unemployment, falling standard of education, weak access to affordable health care, falling infrastructure and so many others.”

“As part of vigorous pursuit, the commission has created new specialised directorate and section taking into cognisance the changing phase of criminality,”

“This directorate includes asset forfeiture and recovery management directorate, forensic and science laboratory directorate, anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism section.

“As at 2015, we had 103 convictions, in 2016 195 convictions, 314 in 2018, over 1218 convictions were secured in 2019.”

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