EFCC chairman Bawa gets death threats for fighting corruption
Bawa remains optimistic about taming the monster of corruption in Nigeria.
Abdulrasheed Bawa is already receiving death threats just after been appointed chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The 40-year-old said during an interview on Channels TV on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, that he’s received death threats for doing his job, with one coming as recently as last week.
“A very senior citizen received a phone call from somebody that is not even under investigation.
“What he said to him on the phone was 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.’
“Just to tell you how bad it is. It’s actually real. Corruption can fight back.”
Despite the challenges, Bawa declared he won’t be fazed from carrying out his job to his best and remains optimistic about taming the monster of corruption in Nigeria.
He said the anti-graft commission has a certain focus on dealing with money launderers as they are the sustaining gatekeepers of many criminals in the nation.
“90 to 100% of resources are being laundered through the real estate,” he noted.
He also praised the efforts of the agency, boasting that no other organization in Nigeria has contributed to the development of law in the past 15 years more than the EFCC.
“We manage the biggest chamber in this country and investigated and prosecuted governors, top security personnel, generals, and ministers.
“That has never happened before in this country,” he said.
Bawa did admit that even though the EFCC cant claim to be perfect, it is doing its best to sanitize Nigeria. threats for fighting corruption! what a country
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