The American Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, has donated a forensic work station to the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to assist it in fighting graft.
The equipment, technically referred to as Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device, FRED, was presented to the Head of Operations, Lagos Zonal office of the EFCC, Iliyasu Kwarbai, by the United State acting Consul General, Dehab Ghereab.
According to Ghereab, the equipment will enhance the EFCC’s effort in the fight against cyber crime and standardize its operations.
Ghereab said: “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.”
In the views of Fritz Kennely, a technical personnel with the FBI, the device will help the EFCC in analyzing, processing and preserving digital evidence which can be presented in court in a clear, concise and understandable manner, thereby aiding judges to adjudicate effectively.
Kwarbai while receiving the device thanked the FBI for their support to the Commission in the areas of manpower development and investigation.
Ghereab on her part praised the long term partnership between the FBI and EFCC which spans over a decade existed for more than a decade and lauded the EFCC for its professionalism in its operations.