Institute seeks speedy passage of Forensic Bill to end crime in Nigeria



The Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Professionals of Nigeria (CIFIPN), has stressed the for speedy passage of the Forensic Bill, establishing the institute, into law.

Pro-term President of CIFIPN, Enape Victoria, the call Wednesday in Abuja, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Victoria, who spoke the backdrop of training and induction of new members into CIFIPN, commended the 9th-Senate for moves to pass the bill into law, saying more be done to fast-track its assent.

She said though the senate had passed the bill into law March 3, it was still waiting for final consideration and assent by President

“This is for effective implementation of its laudable objectives as stipulated in its provisions.

“However, we believe in the ability of the House of Representatives not to allow itself to be distracted, especially, by some groups who sworn to truncate this noble legislative process, due to their selfish and parochial interests.

“As a panacea for handling investigations in the 21st Century, it is instructive to note that the senate expeditiously passed this bill based on its relevance to the anti-corruption of this administration.

“There is therefore, the for the House of Representatives to toe the line of its counterpart, the senate, by giving this bill expedient and speedy passage into law,” Victoria said.

She described insecurity, corruption and cyber-crimes as the biggest problems, confronting Nigeria’s economic , and called for a forensic approach in tackling the .

NAN reports that CIFIPN is a multidisciplinary anti-fraud organisation with membership that cuts across law, criminology, sociology, economics, security, psychology, banking and finance, and uses science and technology to detect, prevent and investigate fraud. (NAN)