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FBI donates workstation to EFCC

19 August 2015, 20:36

Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has welcomed the donation of a forensic work station by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Officials said this was a way of enhancing the collaboration between the country and the United States in the fight against economic and financial crimes.

"As we engage in these practices, we needed our counterparts, so the FBI office made an assessment of the prevailing cases of cyber-based crimes which are not unique to Nigeria," said Head of Operations, Lagos Zonal office of the EFCC, Iliyasu Kwarbai.

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United States Acting Consul General, Dehab Ghereab, the equipment, technically referred to as F.R.E.D (Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device) would enhance the EFCC's effort in the fight against cyber crime and standardize its operations.

A technical personnel said the device would help the EFCC in analyzing, processing and preservation of digital evidence which could be presented in court in a clear, concise and understandable manner, thereby aiding judges to adjudicate effectively

Kwarbai thanked the FBI for their support to the Commission in the areas of manpower development and investigation.

- CAJ News


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