Sun. Aug 1st, 2021

We Are Not In Partnership With ECAPI, EFCC Warns

A Banner Allegedly Made By ECAPI Announcing The Partnership With EFCC

We Are Not In Partnership With  ECAPI, EFCC Warns

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has dissociated it’s from been in partnership with Non- Governmental Organization, Eagle Crime Awareness and Prevention Initiative (ECAPI).

Consequently, EFCC has disowned the group’s claim that it had included  ECAPI in its database. While also warned the general public not to do anything with the group on its behalf. 

The EFCC’s statement disclaiming ECAPI as it’s partner, was issued by it’s Media & Publicity  department and posted on the antigraft’s website.

Parts of the statement reads; “The EFCC wishes to inform members of the public that it has no relationship with a Non- Governmental Organization, Eagle Crime Awareness and Prevention Initiative, ECAPI

“This clarification became necessary following the circulation of a sticker on the social media platform, WhatsApp by the group advertising its partnership with the EFCC and claiming it has been included in the EFCC database and now have direct access to “Information and activities of the EFCC locally and globally”. It further claimed that the Commission’s Director of Media “approved the sticker” after a meeting with the group yesterday, June 1, 2021.

“The Commission wishes to state that these claims are not only misleading but false. The group cannot conceivably have been in the database or have access to the Commission’s information as claimed.

“However, the group visited the Commission on June 1 as a follow up to a letter requesting collaboration on corruption prevention which they had sent in earlier. They met with the Commission spokesperson, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren as a matter of courtesy. And he informed them that the Commission, though open to collaborating with all civil society organizations genuinely interested in the fight against corruption, have strict procedures for such engagements.

“Unfortunately, this exploratory meeting has been interpreted to mean the consummation of a non-existent relationship.

“The Commission warns that ECAPI has no permission to use either the name or logo of the EFCC in promoting itself or its programmes and should desist forthwith”.