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German Police Trains EFCC Operatives, DSS, NDLEA, Others

Instructors from the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) also known as German Federal Criminal Police, on November 17, 2015, commenced an 8-day training programme for operatives of the EFCC and other securities agencies on “Principle and Methods of Police Evaluation,”  at the EFCC Lagos office. 

This was as a way of strengthening the capacity of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and other law enforcement agencies.

Other law enforcement agencies who are also participating in the training are Department of State Services (DSS), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Iliyasu Kwarbai, head of Operations, Lagos Zonal office of the EFCC who declared the training programme open, thanked the German government and the BKA for their continuous support to the Commission.  

He urged the trainees to make ‘full use of the opportunity and digest as much as they can’.

In his opening remarks, Otto B. Simon, international coordination, BKA, said the federal investigative agency of Germany coordinates operations between the Federal and state police forces, investigates cases of international organized crimes, terrorism, and related cases of national security, amongst others.

Otto said that the training is meant to teach participates “how to deal with information as police officers, how to structure them, how to prepare them, how to use techniques and instrument to make them readable for our mind, to understand the complex situation of police information… 

“…to go after the understanding, after the perception, using the principles and methods and techniques of instruments,,  after that, then we are able to go into a very concentrated investigation, because we know exactly where to look for our proofs and how to find them”.

He stressed that, after the course, the trainees will be able to structure data for investigative activities which will enhance their performance.

The training will end on November 25, 2015.

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