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INTERPOL Appoints Nigeria Police Commissioner Ifeanyi Henry, As Chairman Of African Heads Of Cybercrime

The International Police Organization, INTERPOL, has appointed Nigerian Police Commissioner, CP Ifeanyi Henry Uche, as the Chairman of the African Heads of Cybercrime Units comprising heads of 54 countries.

This is just as he has advocated for the establishment of African Incident Response Mechanism and Cybersecurity Frameworks on Police-to-Police basis to eliminate the bottlenecks impeding free flow of resources.

CP Uche who is the Commissioner of Police in charge Nigeria Police Force National Cyber Crime Centre (NPF -NCCC) is taking over from Ratjindua Tjivikua, head of Cybercrime of Namibia after his tenure expired.

  1. Speaking at the closing of the Africa Working Group Meeting on Cybercrime on Friday, CP Uche said, “The high penetration rate of new technologies in Africa increasingly exposes the sub-regional cyberspace as potential targets for cybercriminals as most African countries still have low levels of commitment to cybersecurity.
    “It is important that we join the operational sub groups created by INTERPOL to bolster our collective efficiency in the fight against cybercrime in the sub-region.
    He said, “Resource sharing, the level of information and intelligence among African law enforcement is still at its lowest ebb largely blamed on extant domestic laws.

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