EFCC chairman Bawa hospitalised after collapsing at Presidential Villa

Bawa collapsed at the event and was assisted by other guests.

EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa [Twitter/@officialEFCC]

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, slumped at a public event on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

The 41-year-old was giving a speech at the National Identity Day celebration at the Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa in Abuja when the incident happened.

He showed signs of distress midway through his speech and announced he was returning to his seat where he was assisted to before laying across the sofa.

The EFCC boss was then rushed out of the event hall to receive medical treatment.

The agency announced hours later that he has recovered and returned to his duty.

"The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa is hale and hearty," an official statement noted.

President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Bawa head of the EFCC in February, the youngest to ever lead the anti-graft agency.

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