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EOCO staff train at London cybercrime academy

As part of its efforts in escalating the fight against economic and cybercrime in Ghana and beyond, some Eleven (11) staff of the Economic and Organized Crime Office(EOCO) have undergone a 3-day capacity training at the London City of Academy.

The Academy under the auspices of the City of London Police (CoLP) is an initiative of the NCA, UK aimed at building capacity of officers of law enforcement agencies in Ghana

Detective Chief Inspector Craig Mullishfrom the City of London Police, who took participants on an overview of the course, underscored the need to share ideas and adopt international best practices in financial crime investigation and ultimately enrich the quality of fraud investigations in Ghana.

Facilitators of the Fraud Investigation Management Workshop took the participants through a number of thematic areas in fraud investigations such as Disclosures, Role of the Fraud Investigation Manager, the PEACE-model in conducting interviews, the Fraud Investigation Model(FIM) and many other areas of economic and serious crimes investigations. The nature and typologies of fraud in the United Kingdom with its associated indicators, data and legislative framework were also discussed.

Participants drawn from Ghana Police Service and a state attorney from the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice, Accra, were given case scenarios to deepen their understanding of the above mentioned concepts.

Seasoned and accredited Counter Fraud Manager, Ian Tandy also took the Ghanaian delegation through Case Reviewing, Risk Management and Decision Making in relation to case management strategy of fraud investigation and also decision making in complex investigations.

Craig Mullish who represented Commissioner of the City of London Police commended the participants for their active participation, reiterated the relevance of the training course and the associated positive impact it would have on the work of the investigators if the various models are applied.

He also expressed his gratitude to the Ghanaian delegation for going through the 3 day-workshop with great enthusiasm.

The leader of the delegation, Commissioner of Police, MaameYaaTiwaaAddo-Danquah (Mrs) on her part, expressed her gratitude to the Commissioner of the City of London Police for the kind gesture and also to the facilitators of the course for the professionalism and commitment demonstrated during the course.

She presented EOCO souvenirs to the facilitators in appreciation of a job well done. Participants were presented with certificates.

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