ICPC, Chinese Police To Tackle Corruption Using Technology

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in collaboration with Chinese Police is set to embark on a groundbreaking initiative to tackle corruption in Nigeria and across boundaries.

The Commission made the revelation in a press statement issued in the early hours of Thursday morning while emphasising that the partnership will leverage advanced technologies and expertise to combat various forms of corruption within the country.

According to Dr Aliyu Musa, the ICPC chairman, China is known for its robust technological advancements, and the partnership would bring a wealth of expertise in utilising cutting-edge tools for law enforcement and surveillance.

He explained that by joining forces with Chinese authorities, ICPC seeks to enhance its capabilities in intelligence gathering, conducting investigations, and prosecuting offenders involved in corrupt activities that cross international boundaries.

Musa particularly emphasised that both entities are expected to exchange knowledge and resources in areas such as data analysis, forensic investigation techniques, and digital surveillance.

The ICPC boss also noted the Commission would be equipped with the state-of-the-art tools necessary to track illicit financial flows, identify corrupt practices, and hold perpetrators accountable.

The partnership was sealed when the Representative of the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Hou Wen Yu, and the Counsellor Police Attache paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman of the ICPC.

Mr Yu also invited the ICPC chairman to attend the fifth plenary meeting of the operational Network of Anti-Corruption law enforcement Authorities (GlobalE Network) which will soon take place in Beijing China.

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