The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and law enforcement agencies can now track fraud suspects using their Driver’s Licence, the Federal Road Safety Commission has said.
Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission dropped the hint while receiving Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the FRSC Headquarters in Abuja.
According to the FRSC chief, the agency’s Information Vehicle Portal is a necessary tool to enhance the activities of the EFCC which the agency provides as a services to other law enforcement agencies to aid their operations.
While conducting the EFCC delegation on a tour of the agency’s facilities, the Corps Marshall also urged Magu to involve the FRSC more in the Commission’s programmes, saying “there is need to improve on the medium of exchange of intelligence reports between EFCC and FRSC.”
In his remark, Magu hailed Oyeyemi for his commitment to continuously maintain sanity on the Nigerian roads, while emphasising the need for inter-agency collaboration.
“I am impressed with what I have seen. There is need to maintain inter-agency collaboration. We cannot do anything alone, as we do not have a monopoly of knowledge. Also, we appreciate the fact that whatever we do affects everybody”, Magu said, according to a statement by FRSC.
“It is in the interest of service to the nation that we have come here today to partner with you. If there is any area the FRSC needs the Commission to build on, don’t hesitate to inform us,” Magu added.
While the FRSC is the Federal Government Commission charged with the responsibility of ensuring the safety of highway for motorists and other road users, the EFCC is a Nigerian law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes such as advance fee fraud and money laundering, among others.