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Interpol Honours EFCC With Excellence Award by RichAbujaGuy: 10:21pm On Dec 20, 2020
Interpol honours EFCC with excellence award

Sunday, December 20, 2020 4:08 pm | Nigeria News

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has received an award from Interpol’s National Central Bureau, NCB, for its contributions in combating crime and criminality in Nigeria.

The Commissioner of Police in charge of NCB, Garba Baba Umar, commended the EFCC for being a strong partner in tackling transnational organized crime.

He said the EFCC has made the job of Interpol easy though exchange of intelligence and joint operations, adding the partnership has helped in protecting the interest of the country against criminals and fugitives.

EFCC Director of Operations, Umar Mohammed Hadejia received the award on behalf of the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mohammed Umar Abba.

Hadejia thanked Interpol for recognizing the efforts of the Commission and assured of closer collaboration in fighting corruption and securing the country against the threats of illicit financial flows, violent extremism and other acts of criminality.

The award ceremony took place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

It had in attendance stakeholders from paramilitary establishments, the military, international organizations, and the diplomatic corps.


EFCC’s Acting Director of Operations, Mohammed Umar Hadejia receiving the award from Interpol head in Nigeria

Re: Interpol Honours EFCC With Excellence Award by Kaduna1stson: 10:27pm On Dec 20, 2020
The head of interpol in Nigeria is from the north and we still couldn't solve any security challenge, we can't even find a single boko haram sponsor?


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Re: Interpol Honours EFCC With Excellence Award by RichAbujaGuy: 10:32pm On Dec 20, 2020
I know the Yahoo and 419 crew don't miss this Oga!

Magu Bags FBI Award of Excellence

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, received an Award of Excellence from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, for his unique role in the joint field operation with the FBI codenamed, “Operation Rewired” aimed at tackling the menace of cyber-crime.

The FBI legal attaché, Ahamdi Uche, who presented the award during a visit to the EFCC Headquarters, Jabi, Abuja, commended Magu’s leadership as well as the Commission for the concerted efforts in the fight against corruption.

“After a long race and crossing a certain finished line, we look back and see how far we have gone, and then come back together to say thank you very much for all your support in tackling the Business Email Compromise, BEC menace across the world, not just in Nigeria, but across the world,” he said.

According to Uche, the EFCC, under Magu has put in place efficient working collaboration leading to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of BEC across the globe.

Uche reiterated the need for more collaboration between the FBI and the EFCC, stressing that the FBI was “immensely pleased” with the assistance rendered by the Commission.

“We come to present a few token of our appreciation in the form of citation and certificates from the FBI to the operatives who handled part of the BEC rewired operation,” he said.

Responding, Magu appreciated the FBI for deeming it fit to consider him and his team worthy for the award of excellence, and gave assurances of the Commission’s readiness to continue partnering with the FBI.

According to the anti-graft czar, the exchange of intelligence with the FBI helped the Commission in winning the fight against cyber-crime, adding that the working relationship with the FBI was necessary “because corruption is a borderless crime”.

Officers who received the Award of Excellence along with Magu were, Abdullahi Lawal, Ernest Okoli, Ajao Mariam, Haruna Idris and Naziru Aminu Shehu. Others are Umar Aminu Yabo, Okanne Kelechi, Princewill Kingsley, Blessing Elegbede, Kaigama Mustapha, Kolawole Mukaila, Baba Mustapha, Najib Isah, Afanda Emmanuel Bashir and Abdullahi Lawal.

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March 3, 2020

Re: Interpol Honours EFCC With Excellence Award by Nbotee(m): 10:33pm On Dec 20, 2020
I was reading with keen interest until I saw dat d award was given by the Nigerian office of Interpol. Immediately I saw his name I jus gave up on the news

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Re: Interpol Honours EFCC With Excellence Award by RichAbujaGuy: 11:05pm On Dec 20, 2020
Dem sleep in Naija Interpol ... I guess some think Oyinbo ice is colder. grin

Revealed: How Maina was arrested, extradited


By Emma Nnadozie, Crime Editor Details emerged weekend of how chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina, was arrested in far away Niamey, capital of Niger Republic, after detectives from Interpol, led by Commissioner of Police, Garba Baba Umar, stormed the neighbouring country. He was reportedly arrested inside United States of America, USA, embassy in Niamey where he claimed to be a citizen of America. The arrest came after days of frantic search for him by Interpol detectives from both Nigeria and Niger Republic as he was using Satellite operated Thuraya phone to evade location and arrest, Vanguard exclusively gathered.

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