The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has stated that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a “critical partner” in the global fight against organised crime.
This is contained in a statement released on Tuesday by the anti-graft commission, EFCC.
The FBI legal attaché, Ahamdi Uche stated this when he led a delegation on a courtesy visit to Oshodi Johnson, Enugu zonal head of the commission.
Uche said the anti-graft agency has the capabilities to tackle crime.
He added that the essence of the visit was to partner on information sharing.
“EFCC is a critical partner to the FBI and they have certain capacities in this fight against crime and are doing very well, and we believe that if more values are added to their work, they would do even more,” he said.
“So, our visit is to strengthen our collaborative information sharing.”
Uche further said the FBI is ready to support EFCC in carrying out its mandate, adding that they have a common goal of fighting cross-border crime.
In his remarks, Oshodi said both organisations have a cordial and symbiotic relationship.
“FBI is a very important asset to us here at EFCC as we are to them, and I wish to thank you for your usual cooperation especially in the area of sharing intelligence,” he said.