In an effort to strengthen and oost the current wave of intensified war against corruption and corrupt practices by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), the United States (US) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has donated a forensic work station to the EFCC.
The equipment, technically referred to as F.R.E.D (Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device) was presented by the United State acting Consul General, Dehab Ghereab.
Speaking while donating the equipment, Ghereab said that the equipment would enhance the EFCC’s effort in the fight against 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,” he stressed.
Ghereab however applauded the long term partnership between the FBI and EFCC which has existed for more than a decade.
She commended the EFCC for its professionalism and encouraged it to keep up the good work.
On his part, a technical personnel with the FBI, Fritz Kennely, explained that the device will help the EFCC in analyzing, processing and preservation of digital evidence which can be presented in court in a clear, concise and understandable manner, thereby aiding judges to adjudicate effectively.
The Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, while receiving the device commended the FBI for their support to the Commission in the areas of manpower development and investigation.
Lamorde was represented by Head of Operations of the Lagos Zonal office of the commission.