Virtual Workshop On Electronic & Forensic Evidence For FCT Judiciary

The virtual workshop conducted for FCT Judiciary on electronic and forensic evidence was held from the 29th day of June, 2020 to 10th day of July, 2020. GIZ Police Programme Country Component

Nigeria, on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office in conjunction with Juritrust Centre for Socio-legal Research and Documentation, recently concluded a workshop on Electronic and Forensic Evidence for judicial officers in Abuja took place via webinar on the 29th June -10th July 2020.

The Programme was flagged off by the Hon. Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello and Marina Mdaihli, Head of GIZ Police Programme, Coordination Office, Berlin. Mrs. Mdaihi commended the FCT judiciary for the enthusiastic partnership over the years with GIZ. “The Chief Judge, Justice Ishaq Bello in his remarks noted the sterling contributions of GIZ to the Nigerian criminal justice system and also expressed delight that GIZ was partnering with JURITRUST CENTRE on the initiative.”

Furthermore, TheNigeriaLawyer learnt that the workshop was conducted for a total of 40 Participants (20 Magistrates and 20 Judicial Officers) and were exposed to various topics such as Digital forensic and computer-generated evidence, Cyber Crimes typologies, Open source digital material and Intelligence Gathering and Data Privacy. In addition,the Workshop was facilitated by two consultants from the JURITRUST faculty on Electronic and Forensic Evidence – Prof. Adedeji Adekunle SAN, and Mr. Olugbemi Jaiyebo a criminal trial advocate.

However, in a statement made available to TheNigeriaLawyer, it was revealed that: “The participants were unanimous in commending the organisers for the profound skills and rich resources shared in the course of the workshop and expressed conviction that the knowledge gained in the workshop will impact positively on their work.”

“The JURITRUST CENTRE FOR SOCIO – LEGAL RESEARCH & DOCUMENTATION aims to promote professionalism and social mobilisation through empirical research into law and social norms and Continuing Legal Education. The Centre has conducted research and capacity building in various area such as the production and dissemination of TOT tools on De-radicalisation and counter-terrorism for the UNDP.” It concluded.