President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he was ousted by Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) in 1985 for fighting corruption. He said this at the inauguration of the new corporate headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Abuja on Tuesday. He told all present that he was detained for three years and lost his mother in the process.
“Since 2015, we have made significant progress in the fight against corruption. Everyone now knows that corrupt officials will be held to account, no matter how long it takes.
“We have recovered and are still recovering trillions of naira that were stolen in the past few years by people without conscience.
“We are pursuing recoveries everywhere and are making sure that anyone who has been found culpable is made to answer for his or her crime under the law.
“It is my hope and expectation that the judiciary, which is a critical stakeholder and partner in the war against corruption, would continue to collaborate with the executive to bring corrupt people to book.”