By Ofonime Iboro
Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs. Farida Waziri has reacted to the corruption allegations under the immediate past administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Mrs. Waziri who said she was happy that Jonathan had sacked her before all the scandals began, was fielding questions at an event in Lagos at the weekend, from Journalists.
“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 President Jonathan today, I will kneel down to thank him for the honor 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 Presidential Villa asking me to release the suspect, because, according to their words, “he is our person,” but I refused to let him and off and days after I was removed from office.”