The government of the Netherlands is to collaborate with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in investigating some fraud cases.
The Dutch ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Bert J. Ronhaar, who paid a courtesy visit yesterday, to the acting chairman of the commission, Mr Ibrahim Lamorde at the commission’s headquarter in Abuja said they are ready to collaborate with EFCC in fighting some fraud cases, in terms of investigation and training of its personnel in Netherland. He identified such fraud cases that they would like to collaborate with the EFCC to include; cyber crime, credit card scam, and advanced fee fraud crimes.
He said, “The Netherland government request to support the EFCC with equipment and training opportunities to improve its capacity to deal with organised crimes, as they would be included in a capacity building programme for law enforcement officers coming up in 2012.”
In response to the gesture by the Netherland government, the acting chairman of EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde said that, “Your visit to the commission’s headquarter marks a renewed cordial relationship we will be having as there is a new dawn at the EFCC. Things will be done differently in this new era of the commission,” he said.