- EFCC has cruised to another monumental milestone on the international stage
- The anti-graft agency has been included in Interpol's' specialised information platform codenamed 1P-247
- The commission will now have access to 18 databases where information about crimes can be obtained globally
It was a big milestone in the fight against crimes as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) announced that Interpol, an international police organisation, has extended its specialised intelligence platform to it.
The anti-graft commission made this known in a statement released on its social media page on Thursday, June 4.
According to EFCC, the information platform codenamed 1P-247 was stretched to the commission during a brief ceremony attended by its boss Ibrahim Magu, staff of the EFCC and key officers of Interpol.
Legit.ng gathers that the IP-24/7 is a global police intelligence system that connects law enforcing agencies in all the 194 member countries together.
The specialised platform also enables users to share sensitive and urgent police information with their counterparts around the globe, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year.
EFCC said with the extension, it will now have access to 18 databases through which information about criminal activities across the world can be obtained.
Magu thanked the Interpol for the honour and noted that the fight against corruption and crimes has now received a big boost.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ibrahim Magu added another laurel to his honour closet after bagging an award of excellence from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (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.”
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