I'm thankful GEJ sacked me for arresting 'his person' - Ex-EFCC boss, Waziri


A former chairman of EFCC, Farda Waziri, has said she is thankful former President Goodluck Jonathan kicked her out of office.

Waziri said this during an interaction with journalists at an unnamed event, which she attended in Lagos at the weekend.

Responding to a question on her reaction to the shocking revelations on the volume of sleaze under the immediate past administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, the former EFCC boss said: “I’m only glad that those things didn’t happen under my watch as EFCC chairman because it would have been too traumatic for me. 

And that is why If I see ex President Jonathan today, I will kneel down to thank him for the honour done me by removing me as 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 according to their words ‘he is our person’, but I refused to let him off and days after I was removed from office.”

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