According to reports reaching Oyogist.com, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has launched a mobile application where members of the public can now report cases of corruption to the commission.
The app named Eagle Eye according to the commission will serve as an alternative to the traditional method of reporting people or organisations suspected to be engaged in corrupt practices anonymously.
The EFCC boss further noted that the commission will subject whatever complaints made via the app to scrutiny to ensure that people do not report others for malicious reasons.
Mr Bawa added that the law will be wielded against anyone found guilty of filing false information to mislead the commission.
Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, Speaking at the launch said;
“For us at the EFCC, this event is unique in several ways. It’s the first of its kind by any law enforcement agency in the country.
“Secondly, it’s the product of ingenuity by a staff of the commission, being an application that was initiated, designed and developed by the EFCC.
“Thirdly, it’s a clear demonstration of my pledge, on the assumption of office, to run an agency that’s technologically driven”, he said.
“The Eagle Eye presents a new experience, a new information-sharing tool between the public and the EFCC.
“With the App, those who are afraid of reporting cases of corruption to the commission, either for fear of being identified as a partner or having their identity reviewed, can now do so with the assurance of full secrecy.
“I, therefore, appeal to members of the public to take advantage of this application in bringing cases of corruption and economic crimes to the knowledge of the EFCC.
“With the Eagle Eye, you have at your fingertips a device that will ultimately ensure that there is no hiding place for corrupt persons in Nigeria”, Bawa said.
Explaining how it works, the EFCC boss said:
“it is a friendly application with features that can be navigated by any literate person.
“The first step is to download the App on one’s device, take pictures and upload pictures.
There is a column requesting for the sender’s phone number and address, in a bid to discourage malicious reporting,”