Kick off of the three-day workshop on Transnational Organized Crime affecting Nigeria and Europe. The workshop commenced yesterday (7/11/2022) and has been organized in collaboration with The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the framework of the PROMIS project. The meeting is bringing together law enforcement officers and prosecutors from Nigeria and other experts from 9 jurisdictions, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom as well as Eurojust and Europol with the objectives of:
·Taking stock of various forms of transnational organized crime affecting Nigeria and select European jurisdictions;
·Learning from each other’s experiences in investigating and prosecuting organised criminal groups operating in Nigeria and Europe; and
·Strengthening the networking and practical cooperation among participating practitioners.
A good awareness and understanding of the key components of organized crime will enable key stakeholders to address the factors and root causes, as well as channel available resources in the right direction.