EFCC Trains Officers on Crypto Currency and Forensic Auditing

In a bid to tackle some emerging crimes and build stronger capacities for future challenges, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has held a 4-Day training on Crypto-Currency, Forensic Auditing and Investigation for its operatives.

The training, which commenced on Monday, June 6, 2022 and ended on Friday, June 9, 2022, was held at the EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja and drew participants from different cadres of operatives of the Commission.

Acting Deputy Commandant, Administration, EFCC Academy, Assistant Commander of EFCC, ACE Joseph Ogwiji, explained that: “crypto currency is an emerging trend, so we looked at the investigation aspect of it in order to expand the horizon of the officers.”

Ogwiji further said that the Executive Chairman, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, in his determination to ensure that the Commission remains proactive in the face of some emerging crimes, re-equipped the Academy with everything needed for sustained capacity development of all officers of the Commission.

The Officers were exposed to topics such as : “Introduction to Crypto Currency, History of Crypto Currency, Block Chain Technology, How to open a Wallet Address, Investigating Crypto Currency Cases, Use of Crypto Currency in the Dark Web, Forensic Auditing and Investigation, Mutual Legal Assistance”, among others.

Ogwiji assured that, “a lot have been impacted in the participants and we are sure of turning out operatives that are well grounded in investigation by utilizing forensic auditing approach.”

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