The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has revealed why his predecessors left office under controversial circumstances.
Speaking during the weekly ministerial briefing at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, Bawa said Nuhu Ribadu, Farida Waziri, Ibrahim Lamorde, and Ibrahim Magu left the office unceremoniously becausee corruption fought back.
Bawa said those the EFCC deprived of illicit wealth will naturally see them as enemies and will work to bring down the agencuy’s chairman.
He said such persons, who have been stopped and made to relinquish illicitly-acquired assets, always go all out to embarrass those who stood in their way.
The EFCC chairman said some persons have begun a campaign to soil his image using the media.
Naija News recalls that Nuhu Ribadu, first chairman of the commission, was removed from office in 2007 following allegations of bribery.
Farida Waziri, who was chairman from May 2008 to November 2011, was removed from office by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Ibrahim Lamorde who took over from Waziri was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 before Ibrahim Magu was appointed.
Bawa was in February named as the EFCC chairman to replace Magu following allegation of diversion of looted funds and insurbodination.