Thursday, 5 July 2018

The Danger Of Buying Used Phones: A Forensic Expert's Advice

Mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets can be used to save and retrieve several types of personal information such as photos, calendars and notes, SMS and MMS. Smartphones record web browsing information, geographical location information, social media messages

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Crime Labs And Their Forensic Integrity

West Midlands Police 

When flawed forensic evidence gets into court, the integrity of the criminal justice system becomes questionable. One place where forensic evidence can be exposed to bias and errors is the lab - the crimelab.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Smarter Security Safer Society

Flickr: Tm/CC 2.0
What defines smarter policing? An evidence-based, 
technologically and data-driven law enforcement tactics and strategies that are effective, efficient, and economical. Security is enhanced and justice is served. That is the essence of this post: Smarter policing.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Scientific Responsibility: Malicious Intent of Dual-Use Research

'I made one great mistake in my life when I signed the letter to President Roosevelt that atomic bombs be made.." – Albert Einstein five months before his death in 1954.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

7 Reasons Forensic Science Should Concern You


The word “forensics” or “forensic science” may not mean anything to you but it should. You may have been familiar with the term “forensic evidence” after watching CSI (crime scene investigation) TV shows like Forensic Files, NCIS or Criminal Minds.

There is a stark difference between what CSI movie actors would want us to believe and that obtainable in real life. For instance, a crime scene investigator arrives

Friday, 10 March 2017

Nigerian Forensic Workshop 2017


Another milestone has been reached by the forensic team, University of Ibadan. They are organizing the 3rd Annual National Forensic Workshop 2017. It is an event for those that want to add forensic skills to their job description and experience.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Internet Security: 10 Steps To Protect Yourself Against Cyber Criminals


According to PwC, a world leading company in forensics, cybercrime has become the second most reported economic crime in the world. The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) reports that of all crimes committed inthe UK, cybercrime is now number one.

Friday, 14 October 2016

The Inmate's Home: Nigeria’s Prison Capacity

The Inmate's Home: Nigeria’s Prison Capacity

Nelson Mandela once said that “ one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones”.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Profiling Terrorists: How Effective?


Do you know that there is an increase in the rate at which young people successfully carry out targeted terrorists attacks without direct coordination from terrorists organizations?

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Crime In Nigeria: In Becoming Our Brother's Keeper


When we do not do what  we are supposed to do, people will suffer for it. People are being abused today. Everyday!  Many are raped, kidnapped, wrongly accused, victimised , marginalised, robbed, defrauded, cheated . It was done yesterday. Its is done today. It will be done tomorrow. It may never end. 

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Forensic Crime Scene Techniques: A Must Know For Nigerian Lawyers Judges And Law Enforcement Agents


“We have problem resolving serious crime because many a time, Nigerians tamper with key evidences in crime scenes..

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Rehabilitating Repentant Boko Haram Members: The Right Approach


Recently, the European Union pledged N20 billion for the rehabilitation of repentant boko haram members. Also, the Federal government embarked on training 800 repentant Boko Haram members under the supervision of the Chief of Defense Staff's office. The initiative ‘Operation Safe Corridor’,  is geared towards rehabilitating and reintegrating the repentant terrorists back into normal life in the society.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

The Role Of Research In Forensics For National Development


"Science walks forward on two feet: theory and experiment....but continous progress is only achieved by the use of both". (Robert .A. Millikan)

 Assuming the Nigerian government has a problem it wants solved, it should fund the right agency with the capability to handle such a task. This agency pools scientists and experts from within and without to undertake a research work and develops a technology that is first of its kind in the world.  Nigeria uses this technology to solve its problem - a world problem. Now its our technology-our solution. A solution that the UK, US, Europe and the rest need. I don’t think we would give it out for free. Would we?

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Forensics And National Security In Nigeria (Part 1)


The CIA is to intelligence as FBI is to investigation. Take away these two components from a nation’s security operation, tell me how effective that system will endure threats and assaults and i will tell you how vulnerable and exposed that nation is.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The Nigerian Forensic Workshop 2016

The Forensic Masters students of the University of Ibadan, also known as the "Forensic Team UI" is organizing its annual forensic Workshop with the theme: "Forensics In Nigeria: The Way Forward".
The date is Thursday 17th and Friday 18th March, 2016.
The event shall hold in the Faculty of Science Lecture Theater.
The time is 11.AM daily.

Fee for attending the event is N20,000 per participant and N2000 for students with valid ID cards.
The organizers are offering between 50%-60% discounts as well.
You can contact them on the following numbers: Isaac 08061156669, Victor 08030696409
You can find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Workshop sub themes: Forensic Forged documents.
Fingerprints analysis.
How forensics can help to fight terrorism.
DNA database development and utilization
Ballistics among others.
Remember, every contact you make leaves a trace...
(Edmond Locard)

Forensics In Nigeria: Are We Not Losing Out?


Imagine a Nigeria where  rape cases end with  conviction of  the rapist.. Life imprisonment. Imagine we have a robust and state-of-the-art laboratory second to none in Africa and competes for quality and standard with others such as the FBI’s.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Criminal Intent

Actions speak louder than words—they say. And quite true it is. But in terms of criminality and offence committed against the law, is it possible to determine from the nature of a crime why it was committed or not?

Monday, 15 February 2016

Justice And Revenge: What's The Difference?


I was making a list of trauma suffered by victims of certain crimes. Those bitter experiences they undergo after becoming  the objects of heinous crimes. Then it suddenly down on me that these two words: Justice and Revenge keep coming up

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Chain Of Custody Inefficiency Secures Cocaine Dealer Freedom Caught By Undercover Agent

How would you feel, if after working at a new job for a whole month, giving all your energy, time  and intellect to it, you recieve the shock of your life...No pay!

Saturday, 26 December 2015

How Forensic Teamwork Helped Solve Gruesome Double Murder

When you find a dead body with multiple stab wounds, you say its a crime of passion or an overkill.
If the victim bled to death from just two slits on both writs, the perpetrator might  have had basic knowledge of anatomy.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

The Real Face Of Jesus?: Using Forensic Anthropology


Its not the kind of face we see in Passion Of The Christ or Jesus Of Nazareth or any Christian movie depicting Christ. This one is different. You can imagine science's attempt at desiring to know how our Lord looked like!

Friday, 27 November 2015

Convicting The Rapist In Nigeria

Despite the stringent punitive measures designed by law on sexual offenders, in Nigeria, rape cases are among the most difficult to prosecute and achieving convictions of sexual offenders is less common than those of theft or drug trafficking.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Verifying A Suspect's Alibi With Pollen Fingerprinting

He lured his friend to hut at the foot of a mountain with the promise to supply him with  hallucinogenic amphetamine tablets  as compensation for a failed drug deal. Instead, he shot the friend at close range in the back of the head with a .303 rifle...shattering his skull.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Friday, 23 October 2015

Would Knowledge Of Maximum Prison Sentence Deter The Would-be Rapist?

Every day rape is committed. The newspapers, radios and TVs  report cases daily. The internet is full of rape incidents. Headlines with stories such as Boko haram rape hundreds of female captives and 5 men gang raping 15-year old for two weeks