Magu’s remarks stunned his audience at the public event, which included President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I strongly believe, your excellency, that even coronavirus is caused by corruption. Fighting corruption is like a crusade against the evils in our society,” he said.
Before deleting the tweet, EFCC said Magu statement was misrepresented, claiming that the EFCC boss only said that “tackling corruption is a clarion call, given that corruption is a huge burden to the nation. It is worse than cancer, Ebola virus, coronavirus and all other deadly diseases put together.”
The denial tweet is no longer on the EFCC’s timeline.
But denial fell flat in the face of overwhelming video evidence and the agency did not offer any apologies to The Cable, whose report it wrongly described as “misleading” and “false”.