The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Nigeria Immigration Service are to step up collaboration in the vital area of intelligence sharing in tackling acts of criminality particularly those that border on economic sabotage.
A statement issued by the Public Affairs Department of EFCC in Port Harcourt said this understanding was the high point of discussion on Wednesday March 4, 2020, during a courtesy visit to the EFCC Zonal office in Port Harcourt by Mr Rasheed Segun Adegoke, Controller in charge of the Rivers State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service.
Comptroller Adegoke said his visit was to facilitate the improvement of longstanding relationship between the Immigration Service and the EFCC, particularly in ” information and intelligence sharing”.
He noted that his Service has over the years assisted the EFCC in the area of forensic document examination, adding that some officers had also testified for the Commission in court.
He sued for the deepening of the existing synergy in the overall interest of the country.
Speaking in similar vein, the EFCC Zonal Head, Usman Imam, commended Adegoke for demonstrating “leadership and a determination to cultivate the relationship that exit between the EFCC and Nigeria Immigration Service”.
He said his desire is to “strengthen our collaboration in fighting criminality especially illicit financial flows. Time -to-time we will require your assistance in watch-listing suspects and I want to see even more closer synergy between officers of our agencies, particularly at the airports”.