The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in Abuja has recently got an application that would enhance intelligence sharing in the tracking of organized crime including money laundering and terrorist financing.
EFCC Acting Spokesman, Mr Tony Orilade, who made this known in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, said that the application was given them by the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).
Orilade said that the application includes a database to be directed by the National Central Bureau (NCB), which was an interface between Interpol and national law enforcement agencies of nations through a 24/7 Gemini Project worldwide global communications system.
He said that Noha Amer, Interpol’s Project Officer, who led the delegation of the global police to the commission, disclosed that the United States was funding the project in four African countries.
They are Nigeria, Niger, Mali and Libya in a move that aims to detect and interdict stolen and illicit funds by organised criminals, mainly in the area of terrorism-financing, as it happened in Libya.
He said Amer explained that the project would see to the training of the commission’s operatives on programmes that included Interpol policing capabilities and standard operations.
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“The training will commence after the installation of the NCB database,” Orilade said.