EFCC Chairman Slumps While Delivering Remarks at Aso Villa
By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman
Abdulrasheed Bawa, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was carried out of the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday after collapsing during a presentation.
Bawa abruptly stopped speaking during his goodwill message at the National Identity Day ceremony.
When the incident occurred, he was speaking about a man the commission detained in Ibadan, Oyo state, with 116 SIM cards.
“Please, excuse me, I can’t continue,” Bawa said as he paused and covered his face with his right palm.
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 the Bawa’s condition was stable.
“I am happy to announce to you that the EFCC Chairman is now stable,” he said.
But the chairman and those who rushed him out are yet to return to the hall as at time of filing this report.