The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has relocated its data centre and the office of the combined Inter Agency Task Force which were housed by the affected two storey costa hall to the Commission’s Jabi new headquarters.
This followed the outbreak of fire on Monday evening at the Wuse 2 Zonal office of the EFCC.
EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, who revealed this yesterday, also said the value of the damaged items, mostly ICT consumables, is in a few millions as a detailed analysis is being awaited.
It would be recalled that men of the Federal Fire Service, FFS, Wuse Zonal office successfully subdued the inferno that almost razed down the building.
The fire fighters led by the Sector Commander, Melone Onyekachi, arrived the Wuse 2 office of the Commission when the Service was alerted of the Fire by the Incident Duty Officer of the Commission, Kayode Oyetunde at 1910 hours.
The fire started at the former newsroom which now serves as storage for ICT equipment/consumables that were retrieved from the Commission’s former offices scattered across the Capital City.
Meanwhile, the EFCC has arraigned 22 officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and a retired INEC director, Ahmed Stephen Ozouche, in Kogi State for offences bordering on criminal conspiracy.
They were arraigned before Justice Alaba Ajileye of the Kogi State High Court, Koton-Karefee.
It was alleged that sometimes in March 2015, the defendants engaged themselves in criminal act of conspiracy to fraudulently obtain the sum of N32, 120,000 as benefits to themselves during the 2015 general elections.