- EFCC acting chairman Ibrahim Magu has assured FBI on its fight against cyber criminals
- It was reported that the commission's 'Operation Wire Wire' had led to the arrest of over 32 suspected cyber criminals
- Magu urged the operatives to work harder for their efforts to be better recognised by other anti-corruption agencies across the world
The acting executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has assured the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) that the commission would intensify its fight against cyber criminals in the country.
NAIJ.com gathered that he lauded the collaboration between the commission and the agency, saying that the recent raid tagged “Operation Wire Wire”, which led to the arrest of over 32 suspected cyber criminals, was a welcome development.
Speaking on Thursday, August 9, in Lagos during a presentation of certificates by the assistant legal attaché of the United States Consulate General, Lagos, Mark F.Grimm, to EFCC operatives, Magu, who spoke through the zonal head, Akaninyene Ezima, said: “We believe that this kind of collaboration will continue between both organizations.”
He added: “Operation Wire Wire had sent a strong message to Nigerians and the rest of the world that there is no hiding place for criminals. Some have been charged to court, while others are awaiting arraignment.”
He also charged the operatives to work harder so that their efforts could be better recognized by other anti-corruption agencies across the world.
Earlier in his address, Grimm thanked the commission as well as the operatives for their cooperation during the operation.
He also assured the commission that such collaborations would continue as part of efforts to check the activities of cyber criminals in the country.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested two suspected fraudsters for defrauding a victim of N31, 000,000 (Thirty one million naira only) in the guise of making “money medicine” for him.
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