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EFCC Launches Online App for Easy Reporting of Financial Crimes

- Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday launched an online App, Eagle Eye, designed to enable easy reporting of financial crimes by members of the public.

Speaking at the event in Abuja, the Chairman of the commission, Mr. Abdulrashe­ed Bawa, warned against false informatio­n that could mislead the agency in its investigat­ions.

He said the full weight of the law would be brought to bear on purveyors of misleading informatio­n.

He said informants wishing to provide verifiable tips and leads to aid its investigat­ion are free to come under the whistle blower policy of the federal government.

“It is wrong to mislead the commission. Anybody that has malicious intent in the process of giving informatio­n to us will be dealt with according to the law”, he said.

Bawa described the App, the first by any law enforcemen­t agency in Nigeria, as a product of ingenuity by a staff of the commission.

He described it as an applicatio­n that was conceived, designed and developed by the EFCC.

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