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EFCC launches ‘Eagle Eye’ App to ease financial crimes reporting, says Bawa

By Philomina Attah

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday launched a computer application known as the Eagle Eye, to make it easier to report economic and financial crimes to the commission.

The app was designed to complement existing crime reporting channels, according to commission chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa.

Speaking at the launch in Abuja, Bawa said that a unique advantage of the app was the elimination of the direct person-to-person interface in the reporting process, thus ensuring anonymity and “an added incentive. to effective denunciation “.

“For us at the EFCC this event is unique in several ways. It is the first of its kind by a law enforcement agency in the country.

“Second, it is the product of the ingenuity of a commission staff, being an application that was initiated, designed and developed by the EFCC.

“Third, it’s a clear demonstration of my commitment, when I took office, to lead a technology-driven agency,” he said.

“The Eagle Eye presents a new experience, a new tool for sharing information between the public and the EFCC.

“With the App, those who fear reporting cases of corruption to the commission, either for fear of being identified as a partner, or for fear of having their identity checked, can now do so with the assurance of a perfect secret.

“I therefore appeal to members of the public to take advantage of this app to bring cases of corruption and economic crimes to the attention of the EFCC,” Bawa added.

According to him, with Eagle Eye, Nigerians and non-Nigerians can easily take photos of property suspected of having been acquired fraudulently or corruptly and report them through the app.

“With the Eagle Eye, you have a device at your fingertips that will ultimately ensure that there is no hiding place for corrupt people in Nigeria,” Bawa said.

Explaining how it works, the EFCC boss said: “It is a user-friendly application with features that can be accessed by anyone who is literate.

“The first step is to download the app to their device, take photos and upload photos. There is a column asking for the phone number and address of the sender, with the aim of discouraging malicious reports, ”he added.

He cautioned the public to beware of fake accounts, however, stating that there were a lot of fake accounts on the Net bearing the EFCC logo. (NAA)

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