In order to modernise Nigeria police finger print data base, the Force Headquarters, Abuja, has entered into partnership with the United Kingdom, UK, based Association of Criminal Records Office, ACRO.
Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Solomon E. Arase said the partnership would retool the Nigeria Police Security architecture.
According to a press statement issued yesterday by the Force PRO, and Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Ojukwu, when fully operational, the synergy would, among other things, review Nigeria Police criminal justice system, develop criminal records register, provide the police with electronic criminal records gadgets, and modernise police information technology needs.
Ojukwu said the IGP, in his remarks, maintained that the benefit of having forensic led investigation cannot be overemphasised, as this underpins the strategic importance of partnering with ACRO.
Presentations on the benefits of electronic finger print data base were made by Mr. David Mckinney and Mr. Graeme Wallace from ACRO.
The visit also had in attendance members of the Nigeria Police Forum, from Metropolitan Police U.K, representatives from the Ministry of Police Affairs, Prisons, Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, and the Nigeria Immigration Service.