Former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to allegation put forward by the sacked Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Farida Waziri, who claimed that she was fired from office by the former President because she insisted on doing her job and no letting a well connected suspected fraud suspect off the hook.
Former President Jonathan on his official twitter handle, earlier today, Wednesday, Novermber 15, said the sacked EFCC Chairman should name the person in question if she was not telling lies.
He twitter handle stated as follows –
“If Farida is not telling lies, she should mention the person or company she was investigating and she was stopped, let the EFCC investigate. Crime has no status bar. if she can’t, then she was simply hired to attack me.”
Mrs Waziri had in a press briefing in Lagos claimed that she would have been traumatized if she had not been sacked by the former President given the alleged level of corruption that went on in the country.
She had said –
“I’m only glad that those things didn’t happen under my watch as the EFCC Chairman because it would have been too traumatic for me.And that is why if I see President Jonathan today, I will kneel down to thank him for the honour done me by removing me as the EFCC Chairman at the time he did.
My first strong premonition of what was ahead was when I began the probe of the monumental oil subsidy fraud going on then.
I came to Lagos on a vital intelligence on the subsidy scam and as soon as I arrested a key culprit, I got a call from the Presidential Villa asking me to release the suspect, because, in their words, ‘he is our person’, but I refused to let him off and days after, I was removed from office”.
Sadly, however, corruption has continued to increase within the government circle under President Muhammadu Buhari with stunning revelations about government officials embezzling huge amounts of money in contract awards and misappropriation of funds.
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