News reports across the Nigerian media scene have shown the nation’s premier anti-corruption czar, Mr Ibrahim Magu of the Evonomic and Financial Crimes Commission, attributing the existence of the Corona virus to corruption. Mr Magu said this at the passing out parade of the EFCC Detective Inspector Course-5, at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.
The virus which is a kind of common virus that causes an infection in the respiratory system is ordinarily not dangerous but in early 2020, after a December 2019 outbreak in Wuhan China, th iije World Health Organization (WHO) identified a new strain, the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which can be fatal. WHO has since named the disease it causes COVID-19. It spreads a through person-to-person contact.
COVID-19 has so far claimed an estimated 1300 lives even as the Chinese and international community scramble to find solutions to the rapidly spreading virus.
While the EFCC has issued disclaimers in hopes of changing the narrative, MochaBeauty can affirm that videos documenting the speech, which have been widely spread across different social media platforms, including the government owned Nigerian Television Authority, show the EFCC Chairman making that statement.
It is unclear what he meant.