The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, on Friday, inaugurated a high-powered Committee, consisting of 21 experienced Officers of the Nigeria Police Force, to review documents from the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and provide necessary information for the effective functioning of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in the country.
This move is part of the IGP’s commitment to tackling the menace of money laundering, terrorism, and the proliferation of arms financing.
The Committee would provide data on Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter Financing Terrorism (CFT), and Counter-Proliferation Finance (CPF) to determine the level of the nation’s implementation of the strategic modalities emplaced to tackle insecurity and financial crimes.
In a statement issued on Friday by the Force Police Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Committee, headed by DCP Adegbite Olaolu, MFR, will work on twenty-two (22) terms of reference which include the draft, domestication, and implementation of the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) on parallel investigation and inter-agency exchange of information.
“Among other things, the Committee will work on twenty-two (22) terms of reference which includes the draft, domestication, and implementation of the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) on parallel investigation and inter-agency exchange of information; provide evidence of inter-agency coordination of money laundering investigations, prosecutions and convictions as well as statistics and summary of cases consistent with Nigeria’s risk profile,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police has re-assured Nigerians of better security in the country as all hands are on deck to re-strategize and fight insecurity in the country.
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