Ten Liberia’s Anti-Corruption Personnel Undergo Intensive Training in Nigeria at the EFCC


Flashback picture of Amb. Conteh (left) and the EFCC’s Magu (right) when the former presented the Liberian Government’s letter to the latter in July, 2019

(Abuja, November 14, 2019:) Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) started a two-week capacity building program on November 12, 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria, for 10 personnel of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), a press release from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja says.

According to the release, the ongoing intensive training is part of a bilateral partnership request from the Government of Liberia to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The training’s objective is to enhance the investigative capacity of the LACC staff and provide a platform for the observation of judicial proceedings related to anti-corruption cases.

“It will also afford the opportunity to highlight the effectiveness of inter-agency collaboration in the fight against corruption”, the release quotes a letter from the Executive Chairman of EFCC, Hon. Ibrahim Magu to Ambassador Al-Hassan Conteh dated November 6, 2019.

The EFCC boss also intimated that the training is in line with Article 18, Subsections 3 and 4 of the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combatting Corruption (AUCPCC). The Convention encourages State Parties to exchange expertise and provide assistance in preventing and combating corruption and related offenses, the release adds.

The LACC trainees include Abraham B. Sheriff, Deputy for Intelligence/Enforcement Division, Isaac Davies, Internal Auditor, Attorney Margaret Nigba, Legal Officer and Rebecca Kiawoin, Procurement Officer.

Others are Patricia Barnaby, Assistant Asset Declaration Officer, Bernice W. Karlar, Asset Management Assistant, Vivian Blamah and investigators Emmauel Tarlue, Sonja Gibson and Rahoff Solomon, the release concludes.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.