The Nigeria Police Force Cybercrime Unit was established in 2017. This was in response to the growing number of reported cases of cybercrime across the globe, a phenomenon that is fast ravaging the world. In its resolve to fight crime,the Nigeria Police Force has remained unwavered in its commitment to ensuring the prevention and detection of crime. This informed the decision by the hierachy of the Force headed by the Inspector General of Police(IGP) to approve the establishment of the unit.
The unit is domiciled at the National Central Bureau(NCB) Abuja, under the leadership of AIG Garba Baba Umar, Assistant Inspector General of Police(INTERPOL) and Head, National Central Bureau. The Unit is currently headed by DCP Uche Ifeanyi Henry.
The unit is equipped with modern forensic tools which are manned by well-trained detectectives with IT background. It has an enhanced capability to analyze various digital devices, collect evidence with high tech digital forensic equipment, examine documents of various file types and analyze header information. The personnel are also trained in gathering of intelligence, generating report with detailed approach and auditing trail to support the intergrity of the investigation process. We also provide expert witness testimony in support of forensic examination conducted by the examiner.