Police To Start e-Finger Print Operation

The Nigeria Police will transform its Central Criminal Registry (CCR) operation from manual to e-Finger print to meet the global challenges.

The Commissioner of Police in charge of CCR at the Force CID annex, Alagbon, Ikoyi, Mr Salau Olayinka disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday.

Olayinka, who assumed duty on Wednesday said that in spite of the fact that finger print was still being taken manually, the section had up-to-date record of crime statistics nationwide.

He said that the section had the best professionals who were highly experienced in forensic investigation and were always reliable.

“The forensic and finger print section is a very wide area which cannot be ignored by the force and investigation on high profile criminal cases can be completed without their input.’’

Olayinka said that foreign missions in the country were also sending requests for verification of persons seeking employment in their countries to enable them know if the person had any criminal records.

He said that the embassies had been happy with the outcome of the results being issued by the section on applicants.