"Aondoakaa, Nwabueze, Farida Waziri frustrated fight against corruption," EFCC's ex-boss
Former EFCC boss, Nuhu Ribadu has named Aondoakaa, Ben Nwabueze and Farida Waziri as the people that frustrated the fight against corruption.
Ribadu made this known on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at an annual lecture that held in Abuja.
The first chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had reportedly said an ex-Attorney General and ex-EFCC boss were part of the individuals that frustrated the corruption battle he began during his reign at the anti-graft agency.
He said: "I still recall with amazement and shock how some very senior lawyers made it a duty upon themselves to bring down the EFCC and stop the work we were doing. Many of them, like Prof. Ben Nwabueze, SAN, teamed up with politicians to wage a very serious propaganda to discredit the work we were doing.”
Continuing, Ribadu said: "Take the case of Mr. Michael Aondoakaa, whose most cardinal agenda as the AGF seemed to be destroying EFCC by every means possible and frustrating all the cases.
“In that regard he attempted to take over the prosecutorial powers of the commission, which would have rendered the EFCC into a toothless bulldog. But of course we resisted,” he said.
Citing one of the instances for calling out his successor, Farida Waziri, Ribadu said she “inflicted serious damages on the EFCC from which the commission is still struggling to recover”.
Ribadu made these revelations while speaking under the theme “Corruption and the Nigerian Economy: Lawyers as Change Agents.”
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