Ibrahim Magu, the appearing chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, has on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, accused Western Union of defrauding Nigerians.
Magu additionally mentioned worry of the EFCC has curbed the waste of public funds and costly existence by public officers and Nigerians dwelling overseas.
“Now we have been capable of curb excesses of Nigerians with the worry of EFCC. It’s now not enterprise as standard. Nigerians now not rent a complete resort and block streets in London. Prior to now, some governors will rent a complete resort overseas with public funds and block the streets and throw events, that now not occurs,” Magu mentioned.
The EFCC boss acknowledged this on the Nigeria Diaspora Funding Summit, NDIS, 2019 organised by Nigerians in Diaspora Fee, NiDCOM, in collaboration with Nigeria Diaspora and Alumni Community, NIDAN, in Abuja.
Magu mentioned the Fee was working with related companies to deliver sanity to banks following complains that they have been defrauding prospects utilizing Western Union Comfort Pay service.
“Western Union is turning into an issue and we’re working to deliver sanity into it as a result of some banks are utilizing it to defraud Nigerians. If you happen to ship $2,500 what may get to the receiver could be $1,000. So we’re working to herald sanity,” Magu mentioned.
The Western Union Comfort Pay service is designed to supply quick, simple, and handy strategy to ship money or test for all kinds of collaborating utility firms together with electrical, fuel, mobile, cable, cellphone, water, amongst others.
Magu urged Nigerians to affix the company within the battle in opposition to corruption as actions of fraudsters was robbing off on everybody.
“Preventing corruption is a divine mandate; all of us should battle it, all safety companies,not simply the EFCC, have the mandate to battle corruption. Now we have the political will to battle corruption, that is the time to affix palms to battle corruption. Like rain, corruption is thrashing all people,” he mentioned.
“There is no such thing as a place you may conceal stolen funds on this current administration. The shame on the airports have elevated due to the actions of web fraudsters. The underside line is that we should collectively battle corruption. Now we have plenty of Nigerians who’ve performed issues legitimately all around the world and we wish them to spend money on Nigeria,” Magu mentioned.
Magu additionally referred to as on Nigerians within the diaspora to furnish the Fee with related info that may help curb corruption.
He mentioned the Fee was not out to scare Nigerians within the diaspora from investing within the nation, however to spice up their confidence.
Magu mentioned working with the interpol and different worldwide safety outfits, the EFCC has been capable of create an setting that ensures the security of investments.
“Now we have a case of somebody who collected over N700 million below the guise of actual property from a Nigerian in diaspora that we’re dealing with. We’ll do all the things to guard your investments. We’re designed to draw buyers each international and direct funding,” he mentioned.