The Economic and Financial Crimes commission, EFCC, has announced the integration of an App, Eagle Eye, in their combative approaches to fight financial frauds,designed to ease the process of reporting economic and money crimes in Nigeria.
In a statement during the announcement , the Executive Chairman of the Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, explained that the App as being unprecedented by any law enforcement agency in the country , designed and developed by the EFCC.
According to the EFCC chairman, the e-Development of the commission is a clear reflection of his promise when he took office newly, to run a commission that is technology-orientated . “The Eagle Eye shows a fresh experience in data communication and crime information between the public and the EFCC”, he said.
Apart from complementing the existing channels for reporting economic crimes, the unique advantage of this application, the EFCC Chairman further explained, is that it eliminates direct person-to-person interface in the reporting process and guarantees anonymity which is an added incentive to effective whistle blowing.
While appealing to members of the public to take advantage of the App in bringing cases of corruption and economic crimes to the knowledge of the EFCC, Bawa said, “with the App, those who hitherto were afraid to report corruption cases to the Commission either for fear of being identified by the culprits or having their identities revealed, can now do so with the assurance of full anonymity”.
He emphasized that the Eagle Eye App, will go a long way in aiding the reportage of fraudulent activities of individuals particularly in the case of Money Laundering through Real Estate. “With the Eagle Eye, Nigerians and Non Nigerians can easily take a picture of a property suspected to have been fraudulently or corruptly acquired and report through the App seamlessly”.
On how it works, the EFCC Chairman said, Eagle Eye is a user friendly application, with features that can be navigated by any literate person. The first step, he said, is to download it to device from either the Apple of Google play store.
For those who want to key into the Whistle Blowing Policy of the Federal Government and obtain reward for reporting corruption, the EFCC Chairman said such persons should indicate in the information they are providing; just as he said that there are penalties clearly stipulated in the laws, for giving false information that could mislead the Commission.
The EFCC boss further noted that the commission will subject whatever complaints made via the app to scrutiny to ensure that people do not report others for malicious reasons.
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