Posted by News Express | 11 July 2020 | 1,342 times
The office of the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), a body responsible for housing sensitive information about financial transactions in the country, has been burgled and at least seven computers containing vital data were removed and taken away.
The attack, believed to have happened overnight, was discovered Friday morning at the No 12 Ibrahim Taiwo Street, Aso Villa office of the NFIU.
An official of the agency who confirmed the development however, assured that the data on the stolen computers could still be retrieved from hard disks. He also stated that other computers left behind by the burglars were damaged with a view to destroying the information on them. It was also gathered that the burglars numbering about six were however captured on CCTV camera in the office.
It was also learnt that mobile policemen on duty in the office were arrested yesterday for interrogation. Some NFIU officials had on Thursday appeared before the Justice Salami panel investigating suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, to testify.
Some of the panel members were however scheduled to visit the NFIU office on Friday morning but before they arrived the office was burgled overnight and sensitive data on movement of funds carted away.
•Adapted from a Saturday Sun report.
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