Former President Goodluck Jonathan has challenged ex-chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Farida Waziri, to mention names behind her claimed controversial firing.
Waziri had recently accused Jonathan of pressurizing her to release one of the masterminds of the fuel subsidy scam from EFCC custody, adding that her refusal to heed to the then President’s orders led to her sack.
“I arrested a key subsidy 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,” she told journalists in Lagos during the weekend.
Jonathan, who had ignored the scathing allegation, broke his silence on Wednesday, calling on the ex-EFCC boss to mention “the person or company she was investigating”, before being stopped and fired.
If Farida is not telling lies she should mention the person or company she was investigating and she was stopped, let the @officialEFCC investigate. Crime has no statute bar. If she can’t then she was simply hired to attack me.
— Goodluck E. Jonathan (@GEJonathan) November 15, 2017