It seems that when Nuhu Ribadu was boss of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) he actually did put the fear of EFCC into many people.
A guy that works in Abuja for the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) said that during Ribadu’s time staff were actually afraid of doing side deals. He claimed that as soon as soon as Farida Waziri took over it became business as usual, with people now brazen enough to be requesting bribes over the phone, not worried that it could be tapped.
I never had time for Ribadu, as I thought he was a tool used by former president Olusegun Obasanjo to witch-hunt opponents. But anyone that did even a little bit to minimise the culture of impunity in Nigeria, in which a lot of people felt they could get away with murder, must be a plus.