Canadian Police train Nigerian counterparts on crimes investigation

Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase

The Canadian Police College and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have trained members of the Nigeria Police Force on effective investigation and management of complex and serious criminal incidents, a statement has said.

The statement was issued by the Public Affairs Office of the High Commission of Canada in Nigeria in Abuja on Friday.

It said Canadian police officials delivered the courses to Nigerian investigators to improve their capacity for major case and crime-scene management, evidence collection and preservation.

The High Commission added that the courses were also to improve the capacity of the Nigeria Police Force on kidnapping investigations as well as interviewing techniques and statement analysis.

It said the High Commissioner of Canada to Nigeria, Perry Calderwood, at the closing ceremony of the one-week long training courses, emphasised Canada’s commitment to assist Nigerian security personnel to combat crime.

“This has been an opportunity for law enforcement officials to learn and apply internationally recognised methods for major case and crime-scene management.

Okowa Campaign AD

“The direct result will be an increase in the capacity to investigate serious offences and to obtain and analyse evidence that will bear judicial scrutiny in the prosecution of offenders.”

The High Commission said the security cooperation between Canada and Nigeria was built on the commitment made by Canada through the Bi-National Commission, established with Nigeria in 2012.

It said the commitment was to assist Nigerian security forces in combating terrorism.

“It is also in response to a request from the Inspector-General of the Nigerian Police Force seeking specialised training in these areas.

“In addition, the training is to build upon other training initiatives that Canada has implemented in partnership with the Nigerian Police Force in recent years,” the mission said.

(NAN)

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

 

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: This space is available for a Text_Ad.. Call Willie on +2347088095401 for more information


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.