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German police train EFCC, DSS, others on investigations


German Federal Criminal Police

German Federal Criminal Police

The German Federal Criminal Police, otherwise known as Bundeskriminalamt (BKA), on Tuesday began an eight days training for operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Department of State Services (DSS), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on “Principle and Methods of Police Evaluation”, a course which is meant to help the operatives with advanced skills in investigations.

The training is taking place at the EFCC Lagos office. While declaring the training open, Head of Operations, Lagos Zonal office of the EFCC, Iliyasu Kwarbai, 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”.

A press statement from EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren quoted the international coordination of BKA, Otto B. Simon as saying that 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.

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