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EFCC boss: I’m hale and hearty

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has stated that he is ‘hale and hearty’.

Newsmen report Bawa slumped at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Thursday morning.

He was speaking on the importance of digital identification in commemoration of National Identity Day when the incident occurred.

He was reportedly assisted by other participants and hurriedly rushed to State House hospital in Abuja for treatment.

Clarifying, Bawa, during an interview on Channels TV Politics Today on Thursday night, said he received medical attention at the hospital.

He further explained that the doctor said he was a ‘bit dehydrated’ when the incident occurred.

According to him: “Well of course I’m okay, as you can see I’m very much okay… What happened today (Thursday), you’re aware today is the 16th of September, and it is the National Identity Day celebration. I was invited by the NIMC, specifically the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy and while giving my goodwill message, I had to excuse myself because there was a bit of dizziness in me

“Then of course I went straight to the hospital, where the doctors confirmed that everything about me is okay but for the fact that I was a bit dehydrated and I need to take a lot of water. So straight away from the hospital, I went to the office tidied up one or two things; I’m now back at home.”

Bawa further thanked Nigerians for their prayers and well wishes.

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