Countering Organized Crime: PSC Chairman Receives Center, Promises Support for Organized Crime Program

In line with the Center’s program on countering organized crime, the Center for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Watch (CeFTIW) was received in courtesy call by the and former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase CFR (rtd) who is the current Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), the body responsible for   the formulation and implementation of policies aimed at improving the efficiency of the Nigeria Police Force.

Receiving the team led by the Center’s BoT Chairman, Ambassador Angela Nworgu, the PSC Chairman commended what he described as Center’s “universal approach” to the fight against organized crime and pledged to support civil society partners that are willing to support Nigeria’s criminal justice system for enhanced delivery.

The former IGP said that data from the Center’s crime mapping tool will assist law enforcement agencies with information that will support existing mechanisms on crime prevention.

The Center’s approach to countering organized crime include advocacy on prevention, crime mapping, and research on areas of drug trafficking, arms trafficking, maritime crime, auto theft, cybercrime, environmental crime, terrorism, human trafficking, grand corruption, and financial crime. Activities would also include a symposium slated for October 5th 2023, which will bring together relevant stakeholders to share knowledge and best practices, identify gaps, challenges in current responses, and explore new strategies to combat organized crime.

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