EFCC says reporting app safe, effective
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , EFCC, has discredited reports that its newly launched whistle-blower app, ‘Eagle Eye‘ stalled at 15,000 downloads.
The anti-graft agency stated that the misinformation was perpetrated by those who are feeling the heat of the law, adding that it is natural for law-breakers to sabotage the efforts of law enforcement agencies.
The EFCC made this known in a statement by its Media Head, Wilson Uwujaren.
“The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , EFCC, has been drawn to a report captioned, EFCC whistle-blower app stalls at 15,000 downloads, critics allege data theft, which appeared in The Punch Newspaper of Tuesday November 9, 2021, alleging dissatisfaction by “users” and low downloads of the Commission’s whistle-blower App, Eagle Eye, among others.
“The Commission wishes to state that it is pleased with the performance of the application which has been the springboard of several investigations. Indeed, the Commission continues to receive positive reviews from users especially those whose reports were the fulcrum of intelligence that led to the arrest of suspects or the recovery of stolen assets.
“The novel application is also the subject of peer review by law enforcement agencies around the world. It remains a groundbreaking innovation in law enforcement especially in Nigeria as it eliminates the human element and other encumbrances in the crime reporting process.
“Naturally, you would not expect those at the receiving end of such a crime-busting innovation to lavish it with rave reviews in the IOS or Google Play Store. The internet trolls which The Punch amplified their criticisms as the views of genuine users of the application are clearly elements for whom the application remains an existential threat and they will stop at nothing to discredit it.
“The reality which the Commission can proudly proclaim, is that the App is working and, through it, the EFCC is receiving a steady stream of Intel which is the overarching objective.
“Those who have yet to download the app are encouraged to do so by visiting either the Apple or Google Play Store. It is free and user-friendly. Above all, it works!