The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has insisted that the raging Corona virus is caused by corruption.
He alleged that some lab scientists many have also created the Lassa fever and Ebola viruses with an intention to destroy other people’s lives. “It is created by a corrupt mind,” he said.
The acting EFCC boss said this on Tuesday at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
“Yes, I insist (on) what I said before. Honestly speaking, this virus must have been created by somebody with a corrupt mind,” Mr Magu said.
“Even the Ebola virus was caused by somebody who is wicked enough to create problems for another country.
“There is no ‘better corrupt mind’ than a person who would just sit down in a laboratory and create a virus that would kill a fellow human being.
The EFCC boss had earlier said he believed that the virus was caused by corruption during the passing out parade of 281 cadets of the EFCC Detective Inspector Course-5, at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, on Tuesday.
His statement elicited widespread criticisms from Nigerians who questioned the intelligence of such a comment, forcing the EFCC to issue a disclaimer on social media which it immediately deleted.