Whistle Blowing: 7 Ways To Report Suspected Thieves To EFCC
When you find anyone that literally has Nigeria’s treasury in their personal coffers; tell the EFCC.
Here's how to go about it.
In the ‘7-numbered tweets and intermittent explanations, the anti-graft agency that refers to itself as the Eagle, demanded that petitions MUST be addressed to the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
1. The appropriate title would be: The Acting Executive Chairman.
After this comes the official (physical) address of the Headquarters of the EFCC, 5, Fomella Street, off Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja.
Petitions are better submitted through a zonal office of the #EFCC with the same Headquarters address, but the individual MUST include: "Through the Head of Operations (insert the zone you are submitting to)". If you do not know it, ask.
Further explanation: “If you are submitting your petition at a zone, you are still writing to the Acting Chairman but through the Head of Operations of your preferred zone”.
2. The petition format, which is a formal document, must contain an appropriate title. For example, "Fraudulent Misappropriation of Funds".
3. One thing the anti-graft pays attention to is how factual your petition is.
“The body of complaints should be concise and factual. Be sure of the content you are submitting,” it stated in its tweet posted on Twitter.
4. The whistle blower must attach all relevant evidence to proof there was actually a corrupt activity that must be investigated.
Documents that a whistle blower could add to its petition as listed by the EFCC are receipts, photos, documents and numbers among others etc.
“Do NOT submit malicious petitions just because you do not like somebody or because you have "a feeling" they are corrupt,” the Eagle warned.
5. The other part of the whistle blowing process is that the petitioners must write their name, the date the petition was written and append their signature.
6. The anti-graft for sure prefers that the petition should be submitted through its zonal office closest to the petitioner.
7. Another means of sending the petition to the EFCC is with emails and whistle blowers can also explore this.
All they need to do is to submit their petitions via email, with soft copies of all relevant documents to their petitions as one .pdf file, which the EFCC said it preferred.
Note: The document which should not be more than 5MB should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that you know how to alert the EFCC, all you need to do is to borrow the Eagle’s eyes and continue to search for corrupt persons in Nigeria.
When you are searching, have at the back of your mind that there is a reward and that there is a bill that will protect the whistle blower at the National Assembly waiting approval. We all pray it scales through.