Interpol pleased with Nigeria’s corruption fight as internet scams escalate Updated for 2021


Updated: February 27, 2021

Secretary General of INTERPOL, Jurgen Stock, has commended the zeal and concerted efforts of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in ridding Nigeria of all forms of economic crime, and stressed that partnership between INTERPOL.

“Working with the EFCC will help in building a strong network in the fight against corruption across the globe,” he said.

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Stock who made the remarks during a visit to the EFCC Headquarters, Jabi, Abuja, on April 16, 2019 as part an official visit to the agency, was received by the acting EFCC acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.

According to Stock, “the fight against corruption will help in the fight against terrorism as the main source of terrorism financing comes from corruption”.

While emphasizing the need for collaboration between international law enforcement agencies in the fight against corruption, he stressed that the Interpol was establishing a link with the EFCC in achieving the mandate of the anti-graft agency.

On his part, Magu, who expressed great delight at the visit, commended Stock for finding time out of his busy schedule as the Secretary General of Interpol, to visit the EFCC.

Magu stressed that corruption had become an organized crime in Nigeria, and it needed a concerted effort within and outside of the country, to combat.

“EFCC and Nigerians in general are delighted with the visit by the Interpol, and this visit gives the Commission hope in partnering with the Interpol,” he said.

He further gave assurances that the EFCC will remain unrelenting and resolute in its fight against corruption.

“The EFCC deals with partnership with other countries in order to address the issue of terrorism financing,” he said.

He further highlighted the importance of exchange of information, stressing that it was key to winning the fight against corruption, money laundering and terrorism financing.

“Other countries need to support the EFCC in achieving our goal of ensuring the repatriation of funds stashed out of the country by corrupt people,” he said.

The delegation from the Interpol was taken on a tour of the new EFCC Head Office Complex.


Tony Orilade
Tony Orilade
Tony Orilade, a Nigerian journalist, is Acting Head, Media and Publicity of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja, Nigeria. This is an official statement from him. The headline might have been slightly modified.


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