The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has insisted that the deadly novel coronavirus which has killed about 2, 700 people globally was caused by corruption.
“The coronavirus is a product of a corrupt mind. Somebody deliberately sat down in the lab and came up with the virus with the view to infect and destroy other people.”
“So, who else is corrupt than that? So, it is created by a corrupt mind. So, I still insist that coronavirus was caused by corruption.” Magu said
Magu first made the claim at the Passing Out Parade, POP of EFCC’s Detective Inspector Course 5 cadets at the Nigerian Defence Academy, (NDA) in Kaduna on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
Magu’s remarks were greeted with rousing applause of his audience at the event which included Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari.
The agency later denied he made such statement and claimed the video was doctored. But in another video, the EFCC boss could be heard saying the virus was caused by corruption as it is a product of corrupt minds.
“I strongly believe, your excellency, that even coronavirus is caused by corruption. Fighting corruption is like a crusade against the evils in our society,” Magu said at the event.