How Obasanjo, Yar’Adua were framed — Farida Waziri


A former chairperson of the EFCC, Farida Waziri, says former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, and his former military deputy, Musa Yar’Adua, and others were falsely accused in the alleged 1995 coup attempt by the regime of late dictator, Sani Abacha.

Mrs Waziri served in the legal team that worked with the special investigative panel (SIP) set up by Mr Abacha on the alleged coup. She said in her newly released memoir, Farida Waziri: One Step Ahead, that Mr Obasanjo, the late Shehu Yar’Adua, Lawan Gwadabe, and Chris Anyanwu, at the time a newspaper editor, were all framed up, The Nation newspaper reported.

The former EFCC boss described the alleged coup as ”dubious.”

”There was something dubious about it. Historians called it a phantom coup. In other words, a conspiracy by the…



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