EFCC, Interpol begin battle against human trafficking, migrant smuggling

- Ibrahim Magu is joining forces with the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) to fight two crimes
- Magu is also declaring support for a conference on human trafficking and migrant smuggling scheduled to hold in Abuja
- He says it can be attested to that the EFCC is at the forefront of the fight against corruption
Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has pledged the agency’s support towards successful hosting of the 6th global conference on human trafficking and migrant smuggling scheduled to hold between September 24 and 25, 2018, in Abuja.
A statement by the EFCC and obtained by eagleee.com on Thursday, August 16, said Magu made the pledge when he hosted the local organizing committee of the conference, at the agency’s head office, Abuja.
The statement said the EFCC boss welcomed the idea of involving the anti-graft agency in the twin battles.
He promised to render assistance in any way possible to the successful hosting of the conference.
“We are ready to render any form of assistance. We are available and will work with you and support you,” he said.
Speaking earlier, the representative of the commissioner of police under INTERPOL, DCP Lanre Bankole, who led the delegation, commended the agency on the successes recorded so far in the fight against corruption.
He solicited support in organising the conference.
“Everybody can attest to the fact that the EFCC is the lead agency in the war against corruption. We are mindful of this fact, that is why we are here today, to intimate the agency about the event.
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“This global conference is to create awareness on the evil effect of human trafficking and migrant smuggling, which is a scourge affecting the country just like corruption,” he said.
eagleee.com earlier reported that Ibrahim Magu dismissed the speculations that the anti-graft agency is being used to witch-hunt the perceived enemies of President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government.


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