Interpol, ICPC sign MoU on database access
Written by on June 10, 2022
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with International Police (Interpol) to grant the commission access to interpol database.
ICPC will utilise the access in profiling Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs), and money laundering and illicit financial flows suspects.
The Chairman of the ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, made this known at the end of a meeting by Heads of Nigerian Law Enforcement Agencies with top officials of Interpol in Lyon, France.
At the meeting, the ICPC boss discussed how the anti-corruption agency and the country could take advantage of the Interpol database in profiling suspects.
The Chairman also disclosed that the Commission would join the Global Focal Point Network coordinated by Interpol as part of measures to tighten the noose around corrupt and criminal persons.
The Interpol is expected to support the law enforcement agencies in Nigeria through strengthening of information sharing, utilisation of the organisation’s database of global suspects and prevention of incursion and influx of migrant terrorist fighters into Nigeria.