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Nigeria Police to Go Digital in Forensic Criminal Investigation

Valentine Chinyem

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The Nigeria Police is set to introduce the electronic fingerprinting in forensic criminal investigation.

Talking about the plan of the police force to go digital in forensic criminal investigation, CP Emmanual Ojukwu, the Force Public Relatons Officer said that the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase was collaborating with the UK based Association of Criminal Records Office (ACRO) to actualize the plan.

Mr. Ojukwu referred to the collaboration between the ACRO and the Nigeria IG of Police as a robust fusion which he said would provide the Police with electronic criminal records gadgets, develop criminal record register, review the criminal justice system of the Nigeria police and modernize the police IT needs when it becomes fully operational.

While talking about the outcome of the meeting held on Monday, Mr. Ojukwu mentioned that Mr. David Mckinney and Mr. Graeme Wallace from ACRO did the presentations on the advantage of the electronic finger print data base.

Present during the meeting were the representatives of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Ministry of Police Affairs Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Prisons and members of the Nigeria Police Forum from the Metropolitan Police, U.K.