FBI: Forensic tech given EFCC ‘aids Nigeria cybercrime war’

FBI: Forensic tech given EFCC ‘aids Nigeria cybercrime war’

FBI: Forensic tech given EFCC ‘aids Nigeria cybercrime war’

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The U.S. says forensic technology recently donated by its Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will support efforts by Nigeria to combat cybercrimes.

The equipment, technically referred to as F.R.E.D. (Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device) was recently presented to Iliyasu Kwarbai, the Head of Operations, Lagos Zonal Office at EFCC by Dehab Ghereab, the United State Acting Consul General.

“FBI says that its F.R.E.D. technology will help the Nigerian anti-graft agency, EFCC do a better work of providing digital evidence needed in prosecuting cybercrime and Internet related crimes.”

FBI: Forensic tech given EFCC ‘aids Nigeria cybercrime war’
Ibrahim Lamorde, EFCC Chairman

“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,” Ghereab says.

FBI says that its F.R.E.D. technology will help the Nigerian anti-graft agency, EFCC do a better work of providing digital evidence needed in prosecuting cybercrime and Internet related crimes.

According to Fritz Kennely, a technical personnel with the FBI, the device will help the EFCC in analyzing, processing and preservation of digital evidence that are presented in court in a clear, concise and understandable way to help judges to adjudicate effectively.

Kwarbai while receiving the device thanked the FBI for their support to the Commission in the areas of workforce development and investigation.

Ghereab on her part praised the long-term partnership between the FBI and EFCC, which she says has existed for more than a decade.

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