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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Ribadu blasts ex-IGP Okiro, describes him as corrupt, 'shameless'

Former EFCC chairman Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has responded to former Inspector General of Police Mike Okiro who said yesterday that Ribadu lied when he claimed that he (Okiro) was behind two assassination attempt on his life and not Ibori. Okiro said in a statement released yesterday that Ribadu is an inveterate liar and desperately wanted to be IG. Ribadu has responded to Okiro, calling him corrupt and a shameless liar. See his press statement below...
Our attention has been drawn to the shameless lies a former Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mike Okiro recklessly spewed to the media yesterday. The cause of Mr. Okiro's anger, the statement, in a London court, by Mallam Nuhu Ribadu that James Ibori was instrumental to his emergence as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) needs no further equivocation as it was an open secret to everybody in the government circle then. If Okiro is now denying this in public, there is no way he can deny this open secret to a number of people including an influential governor from the North-Central then, and a couple of other people who helped facilitate his selection by Ibori. It was this same shameless method of desperate lobbying that Okiro, a chronic political jobber and sycophant of the first order would use in getting subsequent appointments as Chief Security Officer to the PDP national chairman and later, regrettably, as the chairman of the Police Service Commission.

The assertion by Okiro that Ribadu wanted to be the IGP further underlines the former IGP as a perennial peddler of falsehood. The truth is Nuhu Ribadu's focus then was consolidating on his modest efforts at the EFCC, especially at a time when he was working on high-profile cases, including that of Okiro's godfather, James Ibori. We therefore challenge Okiro to name those people he called Ribadu's friends that narrated the fictitious story of Ribadu's interest in becoming the IGP to him.

The highest distortion in Okiro's statement, however, is his attempt to rewrite the well-known and widely documented assassination attempts on the former EFCC chairman, and Okiro's hand in it all. It is ridiculous that Okiro is now desperately trying to paint himself in another colour after all the schemings he orchestrated. It beats our imagination that Okiro would want a Nuhu Ribadu he was fighting to destroy to report those incidences to him. It would have been a case of having a culprit to be a judge in his own case. At the time, the trio of Micheal Aondoakaa, the former Attorney General of the Federation, Okiro and Mrs Farida Waziri, the former EFCc chairman, had created a hell out of the world for Ribadu. The only sensible thing to do was to avoid these characters and seek solace somewhere else. This notwithstanding, it is a blatant lie that Okiro telephoned Ribadu "several times" but that he did not answer his calls. What Ribadu and other Nigerians easily recall was an elated Okiro rushing to address the press to deny something he knew nothing about. The bullet-riddled car Ribadu drove during that unfortunate life threatening incident is still there, if Okiro or any other person would want further proof.

On the issue of withdrawal of Ribadu's personal security, if Okiro is suffering from selective amnesia, let him be reminded that that was exactly what he did. He also redeployed Ibrahim Lamorde out of EFCC, to Bauchi State Police Command as Area Commander in Ningi. He did the same thing to other top EFCC operatives that Nigeria spent a fortune to train as investigators. One of them suspected to be close to Ribadu was even locked up for months in police custody. This also belie his statement that as IGP he could not have altered the postings of police within the EFCC.
As for Okiro's corruption credentials, we would like to alert the retired IGP that he is dancing naked in the gallery as his nasty record is something known to a lot of people. A man who clearly reeks of corruption, is Okiro denying that he is corrupt when we all know he cannot account for the source of the wealth he used in building a shopping mall in Jabi, a hotel with casino in Lugbe and a private school, all in Abuja? This is not to mention his property in Lagos and Port Harcourt, while he was still serving in the police. If a public servant, one tasked with the responsibility of protecting the lives of Nigerians and instilling discipline in the police, managed to amass such wealth, what gut does he have to talk of corruption?  It is a national tragedy that a man of such flawed character has now been appointed to head an important institution like the Police Service Commission. May God rescue Nigeria

Abdulaziz Abdulaziz
Media Assistant to Mallam Nuhu Ribadu

71 comments:

Anonymous said...

First to comment » KING DUBY «

Anonymous said...

We know o, first yey

adeniyi opemipo said...

And he ribadu is a saint abi?

click HERE for hot gist

Anonymous said...

Big ups to Ribadu. keep exposing the theives.

Warri Boy said...

He was a bad IGP, a very bad one.

Anonymous said...

Nawaoh wu do want us 2 believe nw? And wu is tellin d truth among U̶̲̥̅̊ nw you

Rough Diamond said...

May God rescue nigeria indeed!
Okiro is nothing bt corrupt!
Have met him a couple of times n d type of pple he hangs out with r all corrupt peeps!
Niaija, which way?

MY TURN said...

Ribadu should go and sit down. EFCC is now the worst parastatal ever which begs the question now.

ejike capable said...

Ghen ghen ribadu 2 okiro 1.

oluwakekz kekelex said...

Story time. GOD pls have mercy on 9ja oooo

MY TURN said...

Ribadu should stop making noise abeg.

Anonymous said...

Both Ribadu and Okiro failed Nigerians in their assigned duties. Now time to start exposing their secret dealing. Expecting more from our so call "LEADERS".

Anonymous said...

Chai....May God rescue naija.tufiakwa

Anonymous said...

Ribadu, SHUT UP. You all are the same. You all have skeletons no matter how hard you all try to portray yourselves as good guys. This is a clear case of a new pot calling the 'good old' kettle black with the new pot forgetting that it too will soon get black. There is no way u can stay that long on the fire(govt) and not get black(corrupt)......gidies

Anonymous said...

Ribadu, SHUT UP. You all are the same. You all have skeletons no matter how hard you all try to portray yourselves as good guys. This is a clear case of a new pot calling the 'good old' kettle black with the new pot forgetting that it too will soon get black. There is no way u can stay that long on the fire(govt) and not get black(corrupt) gidies

Anonymous said...

Baba Okiro, over to you. Mention Ribadu's properties which he aquired with stolen fund. Men like Okiro is the singular reason that Nigeria cannot move forward. They are high, connected, rich, foolish, greedy and very corrupt. The country's resources and opportunities revolves around them and thesame country's space they have completely poluted with their droppings stinking to devil's hell. In their fury to get rid of Ribadu, they chased him everywhere including the prestigous NIPSS on his graduation day. They weaved conspirations and counter accusations until the young man took to self exile for his life's sake. But he is here again with name calling as if to say he is a super corp with all the atrocities that went under his watch as IG. How many murders did he unravel as the IG and how many highly placed criminals did he prosecute as IG? But he was smart enough to send Police lawyers to court to attempt to prosecute the only Police officer who was making some genuine efforts at fighting financial crime in all nooks and cranies of Nigeria. Okiro should hug a wet transformer abeg!

mz Mimi lee said...

Hehehheheeh.....Not patience enough to read all dis.smone pls read and mk it brief for moi....huh

Anonymous said...

I hate it wen I see politics on dis blog!Dey dnt av nytin to say!*straight face*

Adanna Kristie said...

Make una settle am wella,who chop each other m$oney. Give am bk mbok... All na d same people

Anonymous said...

Dis okiro guy has a 4story shoping mall here in PH, rumuomi to be precise

Anonymous said...

hmmmm....no comment!

Kayode said...

Ouch!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Pot calling kettle black! Msteeeewww

Anonymous said...

You won't appreciate the negative consequencies of beating the royal drum in the market square, and corruption takes to the dance floor as a loud applause greats this madness,until you put a car for sale on craiglist here in the us, and a yahoo boy is the first to contact you from naija posing as a potential buyer.

BLOGLORD said...

Birds of a feather!

No difference between the two.

In politics there are no permanent friends only permanent interest.

Expose yourselves!

Anonymous said...

Okiro,

Abeg Sue Ribadu and the person that wrote all this for libel...


I guess you cant

Anonymous said...

Linda, pls bring us d gist on rihanna versus teyana taylor twitfight.

Anonymous said...

So so surprise no comments on issues lyk dis

Anonymous said...

Na wa o. what are we going to do about this our country sef? Thieves everywhere.

Anonymous said...

When breeze blow,fowl yansh go open!oya u pple shd start disgracin urselfs.thieves

Rough Diamond said...

I wish u r close to me, I would have given u a kiss for dis comment!

Anonymous said...

I hate Nigerians. They are very foolish wen it comes to what matters most. Thats y a handful take us for a ride. Ribadu is one of the best thing that happened to this country. We have all forgotten how Okiro rail roaded him out of office just to stall all those high profile prosecutions at that time. A man who could resist a bribe of $15m is not an ordinary entity in todays 9ja. Okiro has been exposed for the ccriminal that he is. Let him tell us what Ribadu has stolen...awon oloriburuku. Mstcheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeèeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew

BIG FISH * said...

Ribadu is very right.... Okiro is a big theive and very corrpt, I was privilegde to witness all the saga by the power to b all in the effort of bringing ribadu 6feet below .. Do nigerians forget easily the y dey send ribadu to NIPSS, why all his security was witdraw and y he was demoted.. All cos the man ribadu was fighting corruption for the better future of this nation.

Anonymous said...

How about the Oil Wells corruptly allocated to Ribadu by Obasanjo as a compensation for doing Obasanjo's bidding by framing-up and going after Obasanjo's political enemies, .... is that not corruption on the part of Ribadu as well ? "No person holy pass....."

Anonymous said...

U re very stupid to call a man dat rejected $15m as bribe as corrupt. Idiot

Anonymous said...

I thought obasanjo used nuhu ribadu back then,now I realise he wasn't.For me,nuhu ribadu is a great man.Welldone sir.LatinoPINKY

Anonymous said...

See them, washing their dirty linens in public... Politicians, smh!
~D great anonymous!

SIMPLYCOCK said...

Ribadu is known for calling everybody corrupt save himself...
Typical...
That doesn't exonerate Okiro, though...
Ribadu is garrulous, talks more than he thinks or acts, always playing to the gallery...
He once called Bola Tinubu the most corrupt man that ever walked Nigerian soil, only to recant on national television when Tinubu offered him the ACN platform to run for Aso Rock in 2011...
Guess he never knew Tinubu wanted to sew up his loquacious buccal cavity permanently.
Guess he never knew that Tinubu, who had struck a deal with Goodluck Jonathan then to yield up the southwest to him, was only messing up with his head, intent also to mess him up for all time..
When the chips were down, Ribadu discovered too late he had been all alone all the while; littered like a desperate orphan in the lurch...

Anonymous said...

Okiro is a big thief. I know his shopping mall at Jabi in Abuja. I wept for this nation when I saw it because where will a police officer get billions of naira to build such a mall.The only answer is corruption. God help us!

ken said...

Ribadu even as bad as they think you are and we no that you are bad, you will have to do us a favour by exposing all these criminals

hilary obiorah said...

RUBBISH

Anonymous said...

Am surprise Ribadu a corrupt man is saying somebody is corrupt. You are both bigger thieves. Keep exposing yourselves

Anonymous said...

Ribabdu is even more corrupt than okiro. Ribadu pls tell us what happened to 15m$ ibori gave to you as bribe. You only snapped d picture and took the money to CBN, but now the money cannt be accounted for. Who r u fooling?? Farida waziri said that all the billions you recovered could not be accounted for and none was deposited in efcc account so pls stop making noise. Okiro has been commissioner of police in so many states b4 becoming IGP so there is no doubt he ought to hv some property. Ribadu should tell us what happened to all the money he recovered and the 15m$ ibori gave him as CBN could not also account for it.

Anonymous said...

We knew this all along that Okiro is corrupt. All the Ribadu must go for a compulsory course abroad, Ribadu's demotion etc it was obvious. I taught it was a revenge for how Tafa Balogun his former boss who was jail for corruption. Now that Ribadu is out of EFCC and EFCC is technically dead, It makes the political leaders happy. Bye to fight against corruption and all of OBJ's effort.

Anonymous said...

It is only God will help us.dis is End time my piple.

Anonymous said...

Okiro is realy corrupt. Ribadu keep exposing dem. Dis was how his late wife was caught with $500,000 cash at d airport pls whose money was dat. So sorry for nigeria and its citizens. They just keep recycling dis old men who can no longer perform. May God help us all

Anonymous said...

The public needs more revelation like this,my fear is who wil arrest or prosecute them,since they are errand boys of corrupt & questionable govts.God wii expose all of u that are d troubler of Nigeria. God's police

Anonymous said...

The public needs more revelation like this,my fear is who wil arrest or prosecute them,since they are errand boys of corrupt & questionable govts.God wii expose all of u that are d troubler of Nigeria. God's police

Anonymous said...

Dats why u don't know ENGLISH language.Cos ure not PATIENT enought to READ

Anonymous said...

@ Adeniyi Opemipo, if Ribadu is corrupt as you're trying to tell us via your comments, then let them publish his facts. And if you that's talking have facts to show he's not a saint, then let's have it too.

Please stop asking those stupid questions implying no one can be a saint in government because you're one of the corrupt many. U guys telling Ribadu to keep quiet should shut your traps and let Ribadu be.

Anonymous said...

Okiro is very corrupt ex-poice boss. Having him as the head of police commission is an indicator that GEJ is harbouring corrupt personalities in his cabinet. We knew how Ribadu was removed and we have seen the outcome of it. Ride on Malam Nuhu Ribadu.

Anonymous said...

U ppl calling Ribadu bad name r all senseless. It's because u don't know him. Ppl like Okiro r d ones setting Naija back. Make enquiries fool.

Anonymous said...

Itz u ds big fool that should shutup.leave ribadu aLone to taLk. Deir secrets wil be out soon.bLoody Leaders...3 months Of hardwork in a federal hosp,no salary.All deir generations go suffer am.nemesis must catch up wt them!

Anonymous said...

Ribadu, go to hell you failed us and we do not want anything to do to you.

Bootylycious diva said...

ribadu go take several sits .you that have properties in dubai ,dont tell me is from your salary .nonsense ,there is no difference between you ribadu and okiro,so stop throwing stones.for u also live in a glass house

sweetbrisk said...

Ribadu rejected $15m cos he had more than dat. they are all d same, u neva can tell if he was paid to lash out on this very corrupt okiro. Pls who is eva a sincere politician.msheeeeeew

shady said...

The evils that men do lives after them,God will always espose secrets that is not right.

folasadeodukoya said...

The evils that men do lives after them,God will always espose secrets that is not right.

Anonymous said...

It's you with your werey hair that should go and sit down. Ode oshi.

Anonymous said...

Thank you jare. Okiro does not even merit to call Ribadu's name. Shameless thief!

Anonymous said...

Fool!

Rough Diamond said...

D above comment is for anon 11:24

Yetinde said...

Na wa o,compulsory course,nw we knw the reason behind it,my dear ribadu,where andaookha or watever the fool's name is,where's farida,where's okiro?leave dem,dey're all estate neighbours in hell fire.no wonder.

Anonymous said...

Was he as bad as Tafa Balogun?

Anonymous said...

Just said my mind_thank u so much!

Anonymous said...

Ndi igbo si na anagh agwa onye isi na nnu adiro na ofe_we all know hw corrupt okiro is_ but u can hardly be an I.G of police in naija witout being ridiculous...

Anonymous said...

Just said my mind_thank u so much!

Anonymous said...

Was he as bad as Tafa Balogun?

Anonymous said...

Efcc officials are very corrupt especially the ones in port harcout. Dey are all out to make money and nothin else.

Anonymous said...

Both ribadu Άŋϑ former IGP you guyz are both Τ̣̣ђё same obasanjo both used you guyz so i see no reason y nuhu will be saying this in public stupid fools

Anonymous said...

♓☺w are we senseless you knew when ribadu was efcc boss ΨђåƮ happened obj used him,he came to university of ife we ask hum dis question but he couldn't answer us till date, they're both birds of Τ̣̣ђё same feathers

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