ECOWAS seeks more Police support in fighting terrorism


The Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing in West Africa(GIABA), on Tuesday, sought more support from the Lagos State Police Command in fighting money laundering and terrorism financing.

GIABA is an institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) responsible for facilitating the adoption and implementation of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (CFT) in West Africa.

GIABA’s Information Manager in Nigeria, Mr Timothy Melaye, sought the support in Lagos when he led a team from the organisation to the Office of the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Mr Fatai Owoseni.

Melaye said his team was on an advocacy visit to sensitise the Commissioner on the command’s expected involvement in fighting against the criminal acts.

“We strongly believe that the Lagos State Police Command has the…

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