- The federal government has been urged to adopt forensic science to enhance national security
- The managing director of an information technology company, Dr Aamo Iorliam, says forensic science could be used to overcome the security challenges confronting the country
- Iorliam says if government deploys this method, many criminal activities will come to an end because they can be traced
The managing director of an information technology company, Dr Aamo Iorliam, has urged the federal government to adopt forensic science to enhance national security.
He made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday, March 14.
Legit.ng gathers that forensic science is the application of science to criminal and civil laws, mainly—on the criminal side—during criminal investigation, as governed by the legal standards of admissible evidence and criminal procedure.
Iorliam, also an expert in forensic science, said that “because of its in-depth investigative techniques, forensic science could be used to overcome the security challenges confronting the country".
He said: “The Federal Government should adopt forensic science and tactically use it to solve mainland problems.
“Forensic science is the application of sciences such as physics, chemistry, biology, computer science and engineering to understand difficult issues as in the case of security.
“Forensic science plays vital role in the criminal justice system too, by providing scientifically-based information through analysis of physical evidence.”
He explained that evidence could be collected during an investigation at a crime scene or from a person, analysed in a crime laboratory and the result used to draw favourable conclusions.
The expert said: “So, in the case of national security as the country is facing, if government deploys this method, many of those criminal activities will come to an end because they can be traced."
He, therefore, urged government to engage indigenous forensic experts and stop bringing experts from overseas to handle security concerns in the country.
He said: “Government should not be hiring external experts to solve our security issues; we have the capacity to deal with it.
“The only thing that government ought to do is to invest more in infrastructure and encourage more forensic investigation outfits in the country.
“Government should also hasten the development of satellite to help with security because without security in the country, we will actually be in trouble.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the chief of defence, space administration of the federal Defence Space Administration (DSA), Major General EG Whyte, revealed that Nigeria would adopt the use of space science technology in fighting insurgency.
Major General Whyte made this known at the inaugural ceremony of Basic and Intermediate training on space technology and spacecraft engineering on Monday, January 14, at the Obasanjo Space Centre, Abuja.
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