UNODC, EU donate e-law library, computers, analysis tools to NPF
February 23, 2017 | 6:52 pm| | | Start Conversation
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the European Union, have donated six pre-installed set of computers with e-library licences to the Legal Department of the Nigeria Police Force.
The Country Representative of the UNODC, Cristina Albertin, who presented the equipment at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, said the donation followed a need assessment carried out by the office.
The donation made to the Case Management Section of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) of the force also included a tactical and strategic analysis tool and computers.
She said the e-law library would enable the force to effectively pursue its mandate, particularly with regard to the prosecution of corruption cases.
According to her, the e-library is readily accessible because of its portability and regular update.
Albertin further said that the tactical and strategic analysis tool was procured to enhance data analysis at the FCID.
“We very much look forward to hearing from you about this support.
“We will also follow up with you in the course of the year to ensure these new equipment and tools serve your purpose well and that you are satisfied with them.
“You have challenging responsibilities and we are honoured that you trust us to let us support you,’’ she said.
The country director urged the Police to make maximum use of the equipment to enhance their job.
Receiving the equipment, the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, commended the UNODC and the European Union for the kind gesture.
The I-G, who was represented by the Commissioner of Police, Legal Department, Mr Abubakar Yahaya, said the UNODC had been of great help in furtherance of the fight against corruption and effective policing.
He said besides the donation of items, the UNODC had trained several police officers on how to effectively prosecute criminal cases, particularly cases relating to terrorism and kidnapping.
He said, “the Nigeria Police Force had enjoyed series of in-depth training and workshops from the UNODC.’’
He further promised to put the equipment to judicious use in the areas of research and capacity building.
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