Further to the Federal Government’s repeal of the Evidence Act, Cap. E14, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, and subsequent enacting of a new Evidence Act, 2011, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) called a National Technical Committee (NTC) meeting to address the implementation of the amended FG act.
The NTC meeting took place Wednesday, 30th April 2014 at the Tinapa Business Resort Calabar, with delegates from the EFCC, Nigerian Police, Nigerian Army, NDLA, Judiciary, and Deposit Money Banks in attendance.
The objectives of the National Technical Committee (NTC) meeting are as follows:
- To develop the Standards for the implementation of digital and computer forensics in Nigeria in terms of electronic evidence acquisition, examination, analysis and presentation in a manner that will be admissible in the law courts;
- To develop standards for: (a) forensic laboratories where admissible forensic evidence could be extracted; and (b) develop standards for the quality of forensic laboratory staff