Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Nigerian police embraces electronic fingerprinting

The Nigerian police is about to join the digital age in forensic criminal investigation by embracing electronic fingerprinting.
Force Public Relations officer, CP Emmanuel Ojukwu spoke today of a ‘robust fusion’, between the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase and the Association of Criminal Records Office, based in the United Kingdom (UK).

According to him, when fully operational, this collaboration will among other things: review Nigeria Police Criminal Justice System, Develop Criminal Records Register, provide the Police with Electronic Criminal Records Gadgets, and modernize Police Information Technology needs.
“Presentations on the benefits of electronic finger print data base were made by Mr. David Mckinney and Mr. Graeme Wallace from ACRO”, Ojukwu said about the meeting held on Monday.
The visit also had in attendance members of the Nigeria Police Forum, from Metropolitan Police U.K, representatives from the Ministry of Police Affairs, Prisons, Economic and Financial Crime Commission and the Nigeria Immigration Service.

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