EFCC Season




A lot of you have heard about the goings on at EFCC i.e. Ribadu being sent on "study-leave"....in other words, ejected.

I have a diary/account of the happenings from before his ejection to date in the form of stories from different newspapers (see below). What are your thoughts of Ribadu's "study-leave" and what does the future hold for corruption in Nigeria?


14th Dec, 2007 - Ibori offered us N1.8bn bribe - EFCC (link)
28th Dec, 2007 - Nigeria Corruption tsar sidelined (link) - BBC
30th Dec, 2007 - After Nuhu Ribadu EFCC tightens noose on OBJ (link)
31st Dec, 2007 - Abubakar Umar approached to take over EFCC (link)
2nd Jan, 2008 - Ribadu: Presidency Weighs Legal Options (link)
4th Jan, 2008 - Ribadu accepts study leave (link)
9th Jan, 2008- EFCC declares Igbinedion wanted (link)
12th Jan, 2008 - EFCC: Ribadu out, Lamorde in (link)
17th Jan, 2008 - London police raid Igbinedion's house (link)
17th Jan, 2008 - Ibori, wife convicted of theft 18 years ago - UK Police (link)
21st Jan, 2008 - Igbinedion returns - We'll arrest him - EFCC (link)

Nigeria - May God help us, amen.


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10 comments:

Uzo said...

Emm....

I hate to say this but you know he isnt a saint right?

There is a lot more here than all this...

LOL

notjustok said...

? Mona you are getting conscious on us :)...
not too familiar with the situation, but I will check the story out..

i'm still waiting on the pics!

Mona said...

uzo of course yes - pls enlighten us and leave ur comment lol

Anonymous said...

maybe he overstepped his boundary or sumn

nice one mona

u really cover all areas

Gbengus Boy said...

Yeah, Ribadu is no saint, but so far, he's the only one I've ever heard say "I'm ready to die for Nigeria".
The guy was fearless in his work at the EFCC.
Nigerians at the top just can't believe that they can do things outside the corrupt way. It's a real pity...

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Ah, my blood pressure has risen many atime on this subject at various blogs and mine even. The whoel situation appears suspect, but all we can do is hope that EFCC will continue to focus on the anti-corruption crusade which is much needed for Nigeria's psyche and reputation.

Whoever heads the commission now will have large shoes to fill, but if he/she can net a few big fish, the spotlight and public support will be enough to keep the commission relevant and operating.

It's nice to see the various facets of you and your blog. I come here for entertainment but don't mind getting educated. Thanks for the links.

CATWALQ a.k.a LAGBA-JESS said...

I can't comment much on the man. EFCC has never been cookie cut and even though it is recorded that he has done alot, you must know that to catch a thief, you have to think like one and maybe in some cases be like one....

deji77 said...

naija sha! we take the phrase "more than meets the eye", to new heights....

Anonymous said...

yay uve updated!

Mona said...

thanks for all the blog love

you are right sha - aint no smoke without fire...but he did a good job during is tenure at least ppl noticed a change