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I was ousted, detained for fighting corruption —Buhari (Punch)

I was ousted, detained for fighting corruption —Buhari (Punch)

President Muhammadu Buhari says during his rule as a military head of state, he was ousted from office and detained for three years for fighting corruption.

Buhari said this at the inauguration of the new corporate headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja on Tuesday.

The President, who ruled from December 1983 to August 1985 before he was ousted in a coup by Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.), said all the corrupt persons that were arrested during his administration were released while the loot recovered from them were returned.

He said, “This government promised to fight corruption but corruption will continue to fight back.  (During) my first attempt to fight corruption, corruption fought back successfully.  Read more

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