- Not fewer than 38 operatives of the EFCC have been given the Certificate of Recognition by the FBI
- The EFCC officers got the special recognition following the critical roles they played in “Operation Rewired 2019”
- The acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, had also earlier bagged an award of excellence from the FBI
As the Nigerian government steps its anti-corruption war, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), one of the key agencies at the forefront of the anti-corruption, has received international recognition.
Not fewer than 38 operatives of the commission from the Benin Zonal Office were given the Certificate of Recognition by the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
A statement on the website of the Nigerian anti-graft agency indicates that the EFCC operatives got the prestigious recognition on Tuesday, March 10.
Legit.ng gathers that the certificates were presented to the EFCC operatives by Ayotunde Awoyemi who is FBI's foreign service national investigator on behalf of Uche Ahamdi and Heather Armstrong, the Legal Attaché and Assistant Legal Attaché respectively.
The operatives got the special recognition following the critical roles they played in “Operation Rewired 2019”.
The recognition is also in appreciation of their collaboration with the FBI in dealing with the menace of business email compromise and other cyber-crimes threatening people around the world.
Similarly, Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the EFCC added another laurel to his honour closet after bagging an award of excellence from the FBI.
The anti-corruption sheriff was handed the award on Tuesday, March 3, by the FBI legal attaché, Ahamdi Uche, who was on a visit to the agency's office in Jabi, Abuja.
According to a statement released by EFCC, the award was given to Magu in recognition of his "unique role in the joint field operation with the FBI codenamed, “Operation Rewired.”
Legit.ng gathers that 'Operation Rewired' was a special unit set to tackle the growing menace of advanced fraud and cybercrimes in Nigeria and the world.
In another report, Magu has again warned unscrupulous persons and impostors dropping his name to extort unsuspecting members of the public, to desist, or be ready to face the full wrath of the law.
Legit.ng reports that the EFCC also reiterated its warning to members of the public, to refrain from dealing with such conmen, who present themselves to wield strong influence and connection with Magu, claiming to be able to secure a soft landing for them in matters being investigated by the commission.
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