Netherlands Seeks EFCC’s Assistance On International Crimes

The Dutch government on Thursday urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to assist in the investigation of some fraud-related cases.

The request was made by the Dutch ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Bert J. Ronhaar, in a meeting with the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, in his office in Abuja.

Ronhaar assured of a renewed commitment to reviving existing links in the overall interest of both countries.

He also promised to present before the Dutch government a proposal to support the EFCC with equipment and training programme to improve its capacity to handle organised crimes.

He assured Lamorde that the EFCC officials would be accommodated in a capacity building programme for law enforcement officers scheduled for the Netherlands next year.

According to him, “the X-ray equipment that extracts information from telephones which was installed in the Lagos office of the Commission was donated to EFCC by The Netherlands.

Lamorde urged the envoy to put aside the recent strain in relationships of the last few years and renew ties with the EFCC.

In his words, “It is a new dawn at EFCC. Things are going to be done differently in this era, I can assure you. Your coming, for me, marks a renewal of cordial and lasting relations. Whatever issues we had in the past should be disregarded; formal and good relations should be restored.”

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