Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, said, yesterday, that former chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mrs. Farida Waziri, lied when she alleged being sacked by him because she refused to back down from the probe of one of the masterminds of fuel subsidy scam.
Waziri had told newsmen in an interview in Lagos, last weekend, that the former President ordered her sack for refusing to stop the investigation of one of those involved in subsidy scam.
She also said her removal then “has now helped her not to be associated with the alleged grand corruption that took place under Jonathan’s administration.
“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.
“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.”
But Jonathan in his Twitter handle @GEJonathan, yesterday, challenged the former EFCC boss, saying she was lying.
He said: “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.”