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EFCC Deepens Collaboration With Police To Fight Corruption

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The Ilorin Zonal Commander of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Usman Muktar, has paid a courtesy visit to  the new Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Command, Amienbo Tuesday Assayomo, with a view to deepening the collaboration between the two agencies in fighting cybercrime and other economic and financial crimes in the state.

Speaking during the visit at the Command’s Headquarters in Ilorin, Muktar said, “the essence of the visit was to build on the existing cordial relationship between the Police and the Commission”. He added that “intelligence gathering and sharing among the law enforcement agencies is key to the success of the fight against corruption”.

“We learnt about your arrival in the state and we feel there’s need to welcome and familiarize with you with a view to strengthen our relationship with your Command,”he said.

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The EFCC boss who described the role of the two agencies in tackling corruption as crucial and profound used the opportunity to seek for more support and cooperation of the police on other activities of the Commission.

Responding, Assayomo appreciated the warm reception accorded him by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC.

He expressed delight on the good working relationship between the Commission and the Nigeria Police Force.

The new CP also commended the efforts of the EFCC in its arduous task of fighting cyber crime and other forms of corruption in the State.

He promised that the Command under his watch would provide necessary support and cooperation to Commission in tackling corruption and other areas of its operations.

The Zonal Commander was accompanied on the visit by the Deputy Zonal Commander, Atinuke Akinroyeje, Head, Legal and Prosecution, Blessing Akinsola, Head, Procurement Fraud Section, Musa Gidado and Head, Public Affairs Department, Ayodele Babatunde.

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