By Chioma Iruke
Chairman of Nigeria’s Anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa has reportedly slumped while speaking at the Presidential Villa and has been rushed out for medical care.
Bawa was giving his goodwill message at the National Identity Day celebration when he suddenly stopped speaking.
He was talking about a man the commission arrested in Ibadan, Oyo State, with 116 SIM cards when the incident happened.
Bawa had stopped talking and covered his face with his right palm, saying, “Please, excuse me, I can’t continue.”
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 chair slumped on his seat and was immediately rushed out.
As at the time of the report filling, the chairman and those who rushed him out are yet to return to the hall.
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.