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EFCC Denies Magu’s ‘Coronavirus Caused by Corruption’ Comment, But There’s a Video

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday denied media reports that the Chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, said he strongly believes coronavirus is caused by corruption.

The EFCC tweeted as seen below in reaction to the report by TheCable only to delete the tweet after a video of Magu actually making the statement surfaced on social media.

Magu made the comment at the passing out parade of 281 cadets of the EFCC Detective Inspector Course-5, at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, on Tuesday.

He said “Corruption is the biggest strategy to human kind. Your excellency, corruption is worse than all the diseases now running about.

“And I strongly believe, Your Excellency, that even the coronavirus is caused by corruption,” Magu said.

Coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, broke out in Wuhan in Hubei province of China in December last year.

The disease has infected over 1716 medical workers in China alone and over 73,000 infected persons in 25 countries, causing not less than 1,875 deaths. Majority of the deaths are in Wuhan.

Watch the video of Magu’s comment below which was aired on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA):


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