Goodluck Jonathan has replied claims made by former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Farida Waziri, that he dismissed her to protect someone she was probing.
He tweeted, “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 statute bar. If she can’t then she was simply hired to attack me.”
Waziri had been quoted as saying, “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.
“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.”
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