Thursday 19th October, 2017
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Magu warns whistleblowers against false information

Magu warns whistleblowers against false information

The Chairman of the Eco­nomic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has warned that there will be dire consequences for those who will want to take advantage of the whistleblowing policy of the Federal Government in the fight against corruption to cre­ate mischief.

He, however, revealed that the Commission will treat any information on alleged corrupt practices as confidential and that it will be put into effective use.

Magu stated this at the of­ficial unveiling of a whistle­blower support initiative chris­tened - Corruption Anonymous (CORA), organised by the Afri­can Centre for Media and Infor­mation Literacy (AFRICMIL), in Abuja, yesterday.

Represented by the spokes­man of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, Magu revealed that the agency has created an en­vironment where those who have information about corrupt practices can approach it to pro­vide information, and that it has developed a watertight mecha­nism of both reporting and crosschecking of information to prevent the policy from being hijacked by mischief makers.

Magu, however, disclosed that, “since the commencement of the whistle-blower policy, we have received hundreds of ac­tionable tips that led to the cash recoveries of N527, 643,500; $53,222,747; GBP 21,222,890 and Euro 547,730.”

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