CITY OF LONDON: 11 EOCO staff, Police Officer, State Attorney undergoes fraud manager's training
A 13-member delegation from Ghana have undergone a three-day training course in Fraud Investigation Management organized by the Economic and Cyber Crime Academy of the City of London Police (CoLP).
The training programme was an initiative of the NCA, UK aimed at building capacity of officers of law enforcement agencies in Ghana.
The delegation was made up of eleven officers from the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), an officer from the Ghana Police Service and a state attorney from the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice, Accra.
The team was welcomed on Monday, 2nd October, 2023 at the Training Center by the Director of the Economic and Cyber Crime Academy, Detective Chief Inspector Craig Mullish.
Officer Mullish took the opportunity to address participants on the importance of the course and the need to share ideas and adopt international best practices in financial crime investigation and ultimately enrich the quality of fraud investigations in Ghana.
Facilitators of the Fraud Investigation Management Workshop took the participants through a number of thematic areas in fraud investigations such as Disclosures, Role of the Fraud Investigation Manager, the PEACE-model in conducting interviews, the Fraud Investigation Model(FIM) and many other areas of economic and serious crimes investigations.
The nature and typologies of fraud in the United Kingdom with its associated indicators, data and legislative framework were also discussed.
Participants were given case scenarios to deepen their understanding of the above mentioned concepts.
On the third day, the participants of the course encountered a seasoned and accredited Counter Fraud Manager, Ian Tandy who took the Ghanaian delegation through the thematic areas of Case Reviewing, Risk Management and Decision Making in relation to case management strategy of fraud investigation and also decision making in complex investigations.
During the closing ceremony at the end of the third day, the participants were presented with certificates.
There was also the exchange of memorabilia between the both nations (Ghana and the United Kingdom).
The Director of the Economic and Cyber Crime Academy, Craig Mullish who represented Commissioner of the City of London Police commended the course participants for their active participation and reiterated the relevance of the training course and the associated positive impact it would have on the work of the investigators if the various models are applied.
He also expressed his gratitude to the Ghanaian delegation for going through the 3 day-workshop with great enthusiasm.
The leader of the delegation, Commissioner of Police, Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah (Mrs) took the opportunity to express her gratitude to the Commissioner of the City of London Police for the kind gesture and also to the facilitators of the course for the professionalism and commitment demonstrated during the course.
She presented EOCO souvenirs to the facilitators in appreciation of a job well done.