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EFCC chairman, Bawa, slumps at Aso Rock event

THE Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, caused mild tension today, when he reportedly slumped in the course of an event at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Eye witness account said he was in the middle of giving his goodwill message when he suddenly stopped speaking.

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 and was immediately rushed out to an undisclosed hospital.

Bawa was attending a programme at the Villa to mark the National Identity Day Celebration, and was talking about a man the commission arrested in Ibadan, Oyo State, with 116 SIM cards when the incident happened.

The 40-year-old Bawa had stopped talking and covered his face with his right palm, saying, “Please, excuse me, I can’t continue.”

The Master of Ceremony (MC) later announced that Bawa’s condition was stable.

“I am happy to announce to you that the EFCC Chairman is now stable,” he said.

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