The United State’s Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday donated a forensic equipment to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, a gesture aimed at enhancing the collaboration between the agencies in the fight against financial and economic crimes in Nigeria.
The equipment, Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device, F.R.E.D was presented to the Head of Operations, Lagos Zonal office, EFCC, Iliyasu Kwarbai, by the United State acting Consul General, Dehab Ghereab.
Ms. Ghereab said the equipment will enhance the commission’s effort in fighting cyber crime and standardize its operations.
“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,” Ms. Ghereab said.
She also commended the EFCC for its professionalism and encouraged the commission to keep up its work.
Fritz Kennely, a technical personnel with the FBI, said the device will help the EFCC in analyzing, processing and in the preservation of digital evidence which can be presented to a court in clear, concise and understandable manner, helping judges to adjudicate effectively.
While receiving the device, Mr. Kwarbai thanked the FBI for its support to the Commission investigations and development.
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