The International Police on Wednesday granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission access to its global intelligence database.
With this development, the commission now has direct access to 18 databases through which information about criminal activities across the world can be accessed.
The information platform, codenamed IP-24/7, was extended to the EFCC in a brief ceremony attended by the EFCC acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, key officers of Interpol and management staff of the anti-graft agency.
The IP-24/7 is a global police communications system that connects law enforcement agencies in all the 194 member countries.
The Commissioner of Police, Interpol and Head, National Central Bureau, Garba Umar, said the extension of the platform was made possible by Magu’s passion and determination in the fight against financial crimes.
“He described the platform as a great breakthrough in criminal investigation,” the EFCC spokesman, Dele Oyewole, said in a statement.
In his response, Magu thanked the Interpol for extending the IP-24/7 to the EFCC and its role in facilitating arrests and investigations of many high-profile corrupt individuals.