The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Western Australia Police are to work together to combat internet fraud and money laundering.
This is contained in the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU that was signed today by the parties under the Sponsorship of the Commonwealth Secretariat.
The latest collaboration between the EFCC and the Major Fraud Squad, MFS of the WA Police is a further demonstration of the commitment of the EFCC towards the eradication of economic and financial crimes in Nigeria.
Ibrahim Lamorde, chairman of the EFCC during the ceremony said that the Commission was committed to riding the country and the sub-region of economic and financial crimes.
Lamorde, who commended the Western Australia Police, said the partnership became imperative as financial and economic crimes remain a monster in the world.
“Through cooperation of this kind, crime fighting agencies can overcome the hurdle of their investigations stopping at international borders.
By working with the Western Australia Police and other police forces throughout the world, the EFCC hopes to increase its capacity to track down and prosecute the perpetrators of these crimes and reduce the financial impact on their victims.”
The Officer -in -Charge of the Major Fraud Squad, MFS, Detective Senior Sergeant Dom Blackshaw, said the agreement will pave the way for the two agencies to work more closely to combat online fraud and international cybercrime.
The collaboration between the Major Fraud Squad, MFS of the WA Police and the EFCC is the latest for Nigeria’s foremost anti-graft agency and its foreign counterparts.
Other agencies which the EFCC collaborate in its efforts to eradicate economic and financial crimes are London Metropolitan Police, US Federal Bureau of Investigation and Royal Canadian Mounted Police