Group Against Money Laundering Trains EFCC Operatives
Prosecutors and operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Monday, 4th June, 2018 commenced a 5-day capacity development training at the prestigious EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja.
The training is sponsored by the Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa, GIABA.
The training which is titled ‘Investigative Interviewing Techniques and Evidence Evaluation in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing’ organised by the career development unit of the EFCC Academy, is being carried out at the instance of GIABA’s mandate to assist member countries to reduce corruption to its barest minimum.
The Lead Trainer, Mr Babashani Sanda said that the training is designed to expose the participant to modern techniques in carrying out their duties.
“At the end of this training, we expect that the participants will spend quality time to gather relevant and admissible evidence for better prosecution of offenders” Sanda said.
According to Mr Suraj, the training assistant, the course content includes; evidence gathering, steps of interviewing process, elements of investigative interviewing, terrorism Financing, detection of deception, listening skills, misuse of corporate vehicles among others.
The participants drawn from the operations and the Legal departments of the Commission all represent the various Zonal Offices of the EFCC.
“This initiative has also created an avenue for the officers attending the training to come together from their various zones, share experiences and expertise with others as well as take back all they learn for onward transfer of knowledge at the end of the training to their colleagues in their various offices” Suraj said.
GIABA has consistently provided support in the area of trainings, tools and funding for capacity development of personnel to the EFCC.
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