he Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday launched an utility known as Eagle Eye, to ease the reporting of financial and monetary crimes to the fee.
This was disclosed by the EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwajuren, in a press release despatched to SaharaReporters on Wednesday.
The assertion quoted the chairman of the fee, Abdulrasheed Bawa as saying the Eagle App utility was designed to enhance current channels of reporting crimes.
Bawa stated a singular benefit of the applying was the elimination of a direct person-to-person interface within the reporting course of, thereby guaranteeing anonymity and “an added incentive for effective whistleblowing”.
According to the EFCC chairman, the initiative is a transparent demonstration of his pledge on the idea of workplace, to run a technology-driven company. “The Eagle Eye represents a new experience in information sharing and crime reporting between the public and the EFCC,” he stated.
He appealed to members of the general public to reap the benefits of the app in bringing circumstances of corruption and financial crimes to the data of the EFCC.
He stated, “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 emphasised that the Eagle Eye App would go a great distance in aiding the reportage of fraudulent actions of people, significantly within the case of cash laundering via actual property.
“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,” he said.
He also said that as media practitioners, journalists occupy vantage positions not only in helping to bring the knowledge of the application to the public, but also making use of it and helping others to understand how it could be deployed to further the fight against economic crimes including corruption.
“With the Eagle Eye, you have at your fingertips a device that will ultimately ensure that there is no hiding place for the corrupt in Nigeria,” he additional defined.
On the way it works, the EFCC Chairman stated, Eagle Eye is a user-friendly utility, with options that may be navigated by any literate individual. The first step, he stated, is to obtain it to a tool from both the Apple or Google play retailer.
He additionally famous that those that need to key into the Whistle Blowing Policy of the Federal Government can acquire a reward for reporting corruption.
Bawa stated such individuals ought to point out within the data they’re offering; simply as he stated that there are penalties stipulated within the legal guidelines, for giving false data that might mislead the fee.