Leave Me Out Of Your Fight With Obasanjo, Ribadu Tells Waziri
Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has asked the immediate past chairman of the commission, Mrs Farida Waziri, to leave him out of her fight with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Ribadu in a press statement, issued to the media on Thursday, also told Mrs. Waziri that EFCC was not about him so rubbishing its work is like insulting all the thousands of the commission’s operatives across the country who put their lives on the line to make Nigeria a better country.
The former police officer who pointed out that he never worked under Mrs. Waziri as she claimed, stated that it is sad that after all the damage she inflicted on the operations and credibility of the EFCC, she turns back to abuse the young men and women who had put in all their energy to cleaning up the country.
“It is not correct that I worked under Mrs Waziri, as she always claims. This is a naked lie that she keeps flaunting to seek undue relevance and validate her own appointment. At no time in my career did I work under the same section or unit with her.
“In fact, contrary to Waziri’s claim that she “trained” me, it was I who actually lectured her and other, on fraud investigations and prosecution when she was newly posted as Head of Special Fraud Unit, even though she was my senior in rank. I was then the Head of Prosecution at the Tribunals under the leadership of Mr Sunday Ehindaro, then CP Legal.