As the former President Olusegun Obasanjo celebrated his 79th birthday on Saturday, he took a retrospective look at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and concluded that the anti-graft agency had become a toothless bulldog after the exit of the pioneer chairman, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.
The event held at the International Conference Centre, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.
He said the ex-EFCC boss handled the job so well, and people coined the saying that the the fear of Ribadu was the beginning of wisdom. But the former president bemoaned the fate of the anti-graft agency, describing it as a toothless bulldog.
He said, as he looked at the direction of Ribadu, who was present at the event:
“As all know when Nuhu Ribadu was handling the EFCC, he handled it in such a way that people coined the saying that the fear of Ribadu is the beginning of wisdom.
“And the the thing you will ask is, how did we go down? How did we lose that, how did we, Nuhu Ribadu is still here, he is still alive, the institution that we started together is still there, what made the institution to become a toothless bull dog?”