High profile Nigerians threatening to kill me, EFCC chair Bawa alerts

EFCC chairman Bawa

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, Tuesday, disclosed that he has been receiving death threats from high profile Nigerians since he became the chairman of the commission.

The EFCC boss who stated this while featuring on Sunrise Daily programme on Channels Television said corruption does fight back.

It could be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had in February 2021 appointed Bawa, a 40-year-old as the new EFCC chairman to replace the embattled acting chairman of the anti-graft commission, Ibrahim Magu.

Meanwhile, President Buhari had in November 2016 said, “Corruption is fighting back vigorously”. When asked on the programme if indeed corruption is fighting back, Bawa said: “Last week, I was in New York, as all Nigerians are aware of. A very senior citizen received a phone call from somebody that is not even under investigation. What he (the caller) said to him on phone is 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’. This is to tell you how bad it is. It is actually real. Corruption can fight back.”

When further asked if he meant he has been receiving death threats, the EFCC chairman said, “Yes”.