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Farida Waziri: GEJ sacked me because I refused to release a powerful subsidy scam culprit – Ex-EFCC boss says

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Waziri also added that she will kneel down and thank former President Goodluck Jonathan for sacking her.

A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Farida Waziri has revealed that she was sacked because she was doing her job.

According to Daily Post, she said “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.”

Waziri also added that she will kneel down and thank former President Goodluck Jonathan for sacking her.

The former EFCC boss said if she had not been sacked, she would have been traumatised.

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She also said “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.

Farida Waziri thanks Goodluck Jonathan

“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.”

Farida Mzamber Waziri served as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) between May 2008 –  November 2011.

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