Anti graft agency to expand forensic capacity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in Nigeria, is to enhance its investigative activities by expanding its forensic capacity.

Acting Chairman of the commission, Mohammed Umar made the disclosure in Abuja on Tuesday, while receiving a delegation from the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company, NSPMC.

Mr Umar said the Commission needed to develop the chemical component of its forensic laboratory to improve its capability in investigation of extractive and maritime related fraud.

He said, “We are poised to expand our forensic laboratory, especially the chemical component so that we can improve our maritime investigations.”

Earlier, the managing director of NSPMC, Abbas Umar who led the NSPMC team, commended the excellent relationship between his agency and the EFCC.

He explained that the essence of the visit was to congratulate Abba on his appointment as EFCC boss and explore opportunities for expanding the relationship between the two agencies.

While describing the relationship as mutually beneficial, Abbas disclosed that the NSPMC has been involved in the printing of sensitive security documents for the EFCC.

According to Abbas, the printer of the nation’s currencies, the NSPMC is technically equipped to undertake the most sensitive of printing jobs.

He invited the EFCC boss to visit the NSPMC, in order to witness firsthand, the processes involved in currency printing.

While thanking him for the invite, Abba assured the NSPMC of the Commission’s continued patronage in the printing of sensitive security document to check the incidence of forgery.



Source: Voice of Nigeria