By Our Correspondent
A former Chairman of the Economic Financial and other Crimes Commission (EFCC ), Mrs. Farida Waziri, has challenged her predecessor in office, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, to “explain to Nigerians what happened to billions of funds and assets recovered from suspects under him, with no records or documentation.”
In a statement released on Saturday by her, a copy of which was received by BLACKFACE while reacting to a statement credited to Ribadu wrote that rather than castigate her, he should be grateful to her for ‘cleaning his mess’ at the EFCC.
Ribadu had told an audience at a programme in Abuja on Tuesday that Waziri is one of the powerful people in the country frustrating the anti-graft war in the country.
In her response, Waziri wrote that “There is also the need to remind Ribadu that before he succumbs to another logorrhea, he should avail himself a copy of the investigative report on recovered assets during his tenure as EFCC Chairman and use the opportunity of the next naming ceremony or birthday party, to explain to Nigerians what happened to billions of funds and assets recovered from suspects under him, with no records or documentation. He should be grateful to me that I cleaned his mess by creating an Assets Forfeiture Unit to put the records straight and do things rightly.
“If Nuhu Ribadu is yet to face the reality that EFCC is a Federal Government agency and not a personal estate of anybody eight years after, I find it compelling to remind him, otherwise one day he would wake up to blame me for his defeat in the 2011 presidential election and even his pathetic outing in the 2015 governorship election in Adamawa state despite the slush funds deployed to ensure his victory at the polls.”