- Corruption in the Nigerian setting often fights back whenever it is discovered and dealt with by the EFCC
- This was the submission of Abdulrasheed Bawa, the anti-graft's agency's boss during a briefing at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, June 17
- Bawa said most of his predecessors suffered as victims of revenge from convicted persons who were involved in corrupt practices
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Abuja - Abdulrasheed Bawa, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has described the unfolding drama associated with the exit of former heads of the agency as corruption fighting back.
During a ministerial briefing organized by the presidential media team in Abuja on Thursday, June 17, Bawa noted that some of his predecessors were considered enemies by persons whom they stopped from enjoying ill-gotten wealth.
He explained that such persons who were forced to relinquish recovered loot somehow found ways to embarrass and take a sort of reprisal move against past chairmen who dealt with them, The Nation reports.
Bawa stated that in fact, some persons have started making attempts to tarnish his image and scheme plots against him.
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Meanwhile, Bawa had vowed that the commission would prosecute a former Abia state governor, Orji Kalu, all over again.
Bawa made the disclosure when he spoke with the press in Abuja on Thursday, June 17.
However, Bawa stated that EFCC was determined to continue prosecuting cases no matter how long it takes.
He disclosed that the anti-graft agency is set to file 800 new cases bordering on public corruption and cybercrime in court.
The EFCC boss stated that the recent strike by judiciary workers delayed the cases of the commission.
Bawa stated that some persons had already started a move to tarnish his image.