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Police partners ICAN on forensic centre to tackle corruption



The Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano to establish a Forensic Accounting Research Center in the academy.

The 53rd President of ICAN, Alhaji Ismail Mohammad Zakari, who signed the four points MoU, posited that the establishment of the center will enhance capacity building of professional Police officers in the crime detection, asset tracing and tackling of corrupt practices. Zakari noted that the professional body of accountants is willing to foster strategic collaboration with the academy especially in the fight against corruption added that the training, when fully established, will check increasing rate of crimes in government institutions.

Zakari added that part of the mutual agreement with the Nigerian Police Academy included ICAN approval for the integration of ICAN curriculum in the syllabus of Bsc accounting of the institution.


On the request for examination center, he said that expansion of the current 38 examination centers would only be extended to the academy with the guarantee of 50 candidates and they are supporting members who are pursuing PhD research and professorial lecturing with N1million and N500, 000 respectively.

According to him, the professional body is also giving out automatic scholarships to first class graduates and those with HND distinctions from any field to be chartered accountants.

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