The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says there was no element of sabotage in the inferno that almost razed down the Wuse 2 Zonal office in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
EFCC Acting Spokesman, Tony Orilade, disclosed this on Thursday. He attributed the cause of the fire to an electrical fault.
Orilade said no documents were destroyed in the inferno, adding that the data centre was the commission’s newsroom.
While it is believed that the razed data centre is where the EFCC is likely to have kept records of its arrests and recoveries, Orilade said: “There were no documents, only out-of-use computers and other accessories.
“There was no sabotage; nothing of such. The data system is intact, the computers in the centre were not installed; they were just packed and stored.
“We thank God for the quick intervention of the Fire Service. There is no course for worry.
“The war against corruption is on top gear under the chairman, Ibrahim Magu; with his determination, definitely victory is assured.”
Meanwhile, in a swift reaction to the incident, the commission relocated its data centre and inter-agency task force units to its headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.