The Book

Digital Evidence & eDiscovery Law Practice in Nigeria

Chapter 37

Application of Digital Forensic Investigative Technique: A Case of Money Laundry in Nigeria

We cannot conclude the methodology and processes of investigating cybercrime without demonstrating its application by reference to case study. In Nigeria money laundry has remained a bane and a critical malaise that has in recent times compromised the very essence of its existence. One of the biggest challenges in asset recovery investigation in Nigeria is producing the evidence that links the assets to the criminal activities (property-based confiscation) or proving that assets are a benefit derived from an offence committed by the target (value-based confiscation). To establish this link, investigators must identify and trace assets up to the point where the link with the offence or location of the assets can be determined. This is the focal point of Chapter 37