Former Chairman of the Nigerian’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, this evening, arrived in Nigeria after spending eighteen months abroad in self exile.
Mr. Ribadu was received by his wife and three children at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos and was closely guarded by security officers out of the arrival hall of the airport thus preventing him from speaking with journalists or granting any interview.
The former anti crime boss arrived at the airport at about 4:40pm from the United States of America in a Delta airlines flight DL053. All he was able to say to the waiting crowd of admirers is “I feel wonderful, very wonderful, I am very happy to be back home. I feel very great to be back home. I am just coming in now, I cannot say much but I’m very happy to be back home.” He had barely said the last word when he was ushered into a waiting Mercedes Benz 6.3 AMG Jeep, marked TJ 63 ABJ.
He was immediately driven out of the airport in a convoy of six vehicles, made up of mainly sport utility vehicles (SUVs).
The Police Service Commission, the arm of the Nigerian Police with the powers to employ, post, and discipline senior police officers, recently restored Mr. Ribadu’s former rank of Assistant Inspector General, retired.
Nuhu Ribadu is expected to play an important role in the Goodluck Jonathan’s government.
Elombah.com reported yesterday that Ribadu will be honoured on Sunday with a doctorate degree at the Babcock University, Ogun State.