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Eagle Eye: EFCC launches online App for crime reportage

‘Eagle Eye’, an online application has been launched by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for reporting crime.

This was revealed on Wednesday by the EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa at the unveiling ceremony.

Bawa said the app was conceived and created by staff members of the commission.

He said the initiative is a demonstration of his pledge to manage an agency that is technology-driven.

“The Eagle Eye represents a new experience in information sharing and crime reporting between the public and the EFCC,” he said.

He explained that the app will complement the available channels for reporting crime, adding that there is also the guarantee of anonymity, which is an added incentive for effective whistle-blowing.

“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 said.

“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.

“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, however, urged citizens interested in the whistle-blowing policy of the federal government to signify in the information they provide when using the app.

Bawa also warned against giving false information, noting that those found culpable would face the law.

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