US Embassy aids fight against crime
Officials spoke at the launch of an inter-agency training programme on Cross Border Financial Investigation the United States Department of Homeland Security organised.
The programme is envisaged to empower officers of the Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Customs Service, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Deputy Chief of Mission, United State Embassy, Maria Brewer, said that the training programme will expose participants to new trends and techniques in combating economic and financial crimes.
“Since economic and financial crimes is a global phenomenon, the training will focus among others, on taking away proceed of crime, because when you take away the money, you take away why people do crime,” she said.
The highlight of the launch of the training programme was the donation of a high-tech counting machine to the EFCC.
Brewer, who made the presentation on behalf of the US government, said that it was one way, in which the President Barack Obama-led administration, planned to assist the EFCC and the country at large in fighting corruption.
– CAJ News
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