The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), has launched an application that will revolutionize crime management in Nigeria.
The Crime Records Information Management System (CRIMS), which was developed by the ICT unit of the NFIU is expected to be deployed for use by all relevant crime fighting agencies in the country.
It will be used to collect data of all suspects or convicts of crimes across Nigeria which will spontaneously be used to access local databases such as identities, properties, financial transactions and telephone details and call logs of suspects.
CRIMS was launched Wednesday in Abuja by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbosola.
The Minister who presented the app to all relevant agencies in attendance, in a brief remark simply added that the NFIU and other partner crime fighting agencies should also add the capture and secure placement of the DNA of all criminals across the country for constant use.
Speaking earlier, the Director/CEO of the NFIU, Modibbo Hamman Tukur said CRIMS will give instantaneous data access to all Law Enforcement Agencies, (LEAs), Judicial officers as well as all Defence, NIA and DSS formations.
“This tool will be deployed to all Police stations across the country as well as all Customs and Immigration outposts,” Mr Tukur said.
The NFIU boss also said the armed forces will also be given access to the tool to enable them “use it to fit into their own way of operations.”