A three-man team of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, today Tuesday May 4, 2021 paid a courtesy visit to the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Joseph Zadik, Assistant Legal Attaché, who led the team commended the Commission for its efforts in tackling cybercrimes and other forms of financial crimes. He said the visit was to further enhance the cooperation and partnership between EFCC and the FBI. Others in the team are Ayotunde Awoyemi, criminal investigator and Osemeka Jim Oscar, special investigator.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday April 4, 2021 stated that the media was a key stakeholder in the fight against economic and financial crimes. This statement was made by the Benin Zonal Office, Muhtar Bello, who was represented by Head, Public Affairs Department, Williams Oseghale when he received members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, who came in solidarity visit to the office as part of their commemoration of World Press Freedom Day.
He stated that the importance of the media cannot be over emphasized as it is constitutionally empowered to hold the government accountable to the people. According to him, the Commission will continue to partner with the Nigeria media in the fight against corruption. "The Commission recognises it cannot win the fight against corruption without the media. We encouraged you to always use your platforms to expose corruption. We wish to thank you for your continuous support for the Commission."
The Makurdi Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday May 1, 2021 arrested four members of a syndicate of internet fraudsters in Makurdi, Benue State.
The suspects, Gideon Damisa, Sunday James, Friday Ebosele and Okiemute Deborah, were rounded up by operatives of the Commission following intelligence report on their alleged criminal activities in and around Makurdi metropolis.