EFCC Press Release: EFCC Assures Other Agencies of Forensic Assistance in Tackling Complex Crimes



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has expressed its readiness to offer assistance to other law enforcement agencies in solving complicated crime cases through the use of crime scene technology.

Ben Ikani, Head, Forensic and Crime Laboratory Services Department of the EFCC, disclosed this on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 while speaking at a refresher training workshop on the use of crime scene technology organized for forensic experts of the Commission at the EFCC Academy Karu, Abuja.

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Ikani, who spoke through Churchill Torru, a Senior Detective Superintendent, said the Department had commenced its regular refresher training of forensic experts in the Commission on the use of crime scene technology in order to enhance professionalism and expertise.

“There are only two crime scene technology experts with experience in blood stain analysis in Nigeria. Hence, there is the need for continuous training for transfer of knowledge to other experts”, he said.

The one-day intensive practical training had six officers of the Commission in attendance.

In his remark, Tijani Ismail of the Forensic Department and a trainer at the workshop said the training was organized to keep participants current on the latest devices and the proper techniques for acquiring and analyzing data to combat the modern day crimes.

While calling on other agencies to take advantage of the EFCC’s expertise in the use of crime scene technology in solving complex crime cases, Ismail said, the Nigeria Police, Army, ICPC and FIRS had already benefited from the gesture through inter-agency collaboration.

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January 25, 2018