I lost my husband and daughter in 1 year – Farida Waziri, Ex-EFCC chair

Farida Waziri, a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,
revealed on Tuesday that she lost her husband and daughter within one year when in
Speaking during the public presentation of her memoir, “One Step Ahead-Life As A Spy,
Detective And Anti-Graft Czar”, in Abuja, she also said there were assassination attempts
on her but was never deterred in the fight against corruption, The Punch reports.

She said,
“Along the way, there were assassination attempts, face-off with cranks and socials in
foreign lands, thrust, and parry with criminals and personal tragedies of losing loved ones,
particularly husband and daughter within one year for which my predecessors did not
express their condolences.
“Lastly, my personal reason for the book. I had been so grossly maligned not many people
knew who the real Farida Waziri is. Fabrications from malicious quarters had created a
distorted perception of my persona.
“When you read One Step Ahead, it will be easy to see the lies of the past for what they are.
I have no doubt that after reading the book, you will be able to separate facts from fiction
and let go of those mythologies.

“It is the story of a young girl’s journey through life, from being a Catholic girl to a Muslim;
from being born of a Tiv family in Benue State to becoming a matriarch in Tangale family
from Gombe; from police over who was the best recruit in 1967 to becoming Assistant
Inspector-General of Police, who also became a lawyer.
“Today, I am rendering my account by presenting my mosaic experience – as Special
Branch operative, as pioneer head of the Special Fraud Unit (SFU), as a detective at CID, as
commissioner of police, as former chair of EFCC, as the wife of Nigeria’s ambassador to
Turkey, and as a lawyer that sat through one of the stormy moments of this country and
witnessed first-hand behind-the-scene parody of justice that was the aftermath of the so-called 1995 coup.
“I have recreated vignettes. These include my interactions with the late President Umar
Yar’Adua. Myths and mythologies about Nigeria’s endemic corruption are due to the
chameleonic forms of the scourge. I had the privilege to dissect the problem from the
vantage position of being at the helm of SFU and EFCC and I have simplified the anatomy
of fraud and public over corruption in Nigeria.”

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