By: Okosun Dennis
Nigerian Airforce has begun a 4-week Advanced Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Course for its Air Provost (AP) personnel at the 057 Provost Investigation Group (057 PIG), Ikeja, Lagos.
The course is to sharpen personnel’s investigative prowess in line with the force continued efforts to effectively employ scientific approach to crime fighting.
The Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said on Wednesday in a statement that the Advanced CSI Course, is aimed at building the capacity and knowledge of the Air Provost personnel in order to fast-track scientific collation and accurate analysis of evidence in legal proceedings.
It was learnt that the course which began on 28th September 2020, has four of the participants as officers and 11 airmen/airwomen.
They are expected to undertake series of practical CSI sessions, the first of which was conducted on the 13th October 2020, under the watchful eyes of five external resource persons and four British-trained NAF Instructors.
It would be recalled that, as part of efforts by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, to reposition the Service into a highly professional force, the NAF had, on 24th September 2018, commissioned the newly remodeled and equipped Forensic Crime Laboratory as well as a befitting Headquarters Building at 057 PIG to ensure a conducive environment for the NAF Directorate of Air Provost to effectively and efficiently carry out criminal investigations as well as train its personnel