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A&D Forensics Partners with ACFE Lagos Chapter #201

A&D Forensics Partners with ACFE Lagos Chapter #201 to Train Fraud Examiners on Cryptocurrency Investigations and Compliance

A&D Forensics has partnered with Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Lagos Chapter in Nigeria to train Fraud Examiners on Cryptocurrency Investigations and Compliance. The Partnership was signed this October  between the two parties duly represented by Mr. Adedeji Owonibi, Senior Partner, A&D Forensics  and Mr. Don Ogbonnaya, President, ACFE Lagos Chapter #201.

A&D Forensics Partners with ACFE Lagos Chapter #201
A&D Forensics Partners with ACFE Lagos Chapter #201

About A&D Forensics

A&D Forensics is Africa’s leading blockchain intelligence service provider. As a blockchain & digital forensic firm, A&D Forensics provides comprehensive, world-class, affordable, value-adding professional blockchain forensic services to clients.  The Blockchain Intelligence Service Provider, which is Chainalysis’s Africa’s first investigative partner  has also partnered with more blockchain analytic firms like Blockchain Intelligence Group (BIG), for Cryptocurency Investigation Trainings.

Before now, A&D Forensics has trained Law Enforcement Agents, Private Investigators, Auditors, Fraud Examiners and Compliance Officers on Cryptocurrency Investigations and Compliance. These trainings include the Certified Cryptocurrency Investigation Training CCI from our partner Blockchain Intelligence Group and the Certified Cryptocurrency Compliance Specialist Course, (3CS), are offered on-site while leveraging on the different blockchain analytic tools at A&D Forensics Lab. In order to expand these trainings across more Fraud Examiners, Law Enforcements, and Participants, A&D Forensics partnered with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Lagos  Chapter.  

About ACFE

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)  is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization. By delivering best-in-class training, offering the CFE credential and fostering a dynamic, global community of anti-fraud professionals, the ACFE is reducing fraud and corruption worldwide. ACFE Lagos chapter is a  local representative of the ACFE in Lagos, Nigeria, providing continued support for members nationwide. Members of the ACFE Lagos Chapter are dedicated Certified Fraud Examiners residing in Nigeria and share an interest in the detection and deterrence of fraud. 

A&D Forensics Partners with the  Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Lagos Chapter

With the increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies and the rise in cryptocurrency frauds, the ACFE Lagos Chapter has decided to upskill its members with certification trainings in cryptocurrency investigation and compliance. The CCI  training from BIG  will equip ACFE members to adequately trace and investigate cryptocurrency related crimes. Also, the 3CS training  teaches  fraud examiners practical ways to enforce compliance, which includes the FATF Travel Rule and keep bad actors away from cryptocurrency platforms.

Adedeji Owonibi, Senior Partner at A&D Forensics who is a Certified Fraud Examiner himself, stated: “Both ACFE and A&D Forensics are devoted to equipping fraud examiners, private investigators, law enforcement, compliance officers with the best skill and approach towards mitigating fraud both in the traditional finance and Web 3 Ecosystems.” “By partnering with ACFE, we’re delivering the investigative and compliance technology that the African cryptocurrency ecosystem needs to fully comprehend blockchain activities.”
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Chioma Onyekelu is a highly skilled and accomplished professional in the field of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. She is a Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator and Crypto Compliance Specialist, as well as a Blockchain Forensic Specialist and a teacher. She is also a public speaker and her teachings include consultations and practical solutions for African Start-ups on the best and most cost-effective way to build with compliance in mind. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in these cutting-edge technologies, she is well-equipped to navigate the complex landscape of cryptocurrency-related crimes.

In her current role as a Blockchain Forensic Specialist at A&D Forensics, Chioma is responsible for tracing and investigating cryptocurrency-related crimes, as well as training law enforcement agents and compliance officers on the latest developments and best practices in the field. In addition, she is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Blockchain and Digital Currencies at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, further solidifying her expertise and understanding of the technology.

Chioma's dedication and passion for the field is evident in her work, and she is committed to staying at the forefront of developments in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to provide the best possible service to her clients. Her exceptional skills in educating and consulting make her a valuable asset to the industry and an authority in the field of Blockchain and Crypto Compliance.


Adedeji is a Forensic Investigation Practitioner and CertifiedBlockchain/Cryptocurrency Forensic
Investigator (CFE, CCI, CCFI & Reactor Certified) with more than Fifteen years of experience across few banks within the Nigeria Financial Sector and educator in Corporate workplace settings, Deji is uniquely qualified and involved in forensics analysis of Financial Infractions, Cryptocurrency crimes and designing plans that works for Government, Regulators, Law enforcement.

He was appointed by SEC Nigeria as Member Virtual Asset and Fintech Regulatory framework drafting Committee, He is a member of Global Digital Finance’s KYC/AML working group in France and a member of the Industry led Thinktank that worked on and came out with FATF cryptocurrency Travel rule InterMessaging Standard for Virtual Assets (IVMS101) to help combat money laundering and terrorism financing using cryptocurrencies around the globe.

His law enforcement training efforts on new money and cybercrime have seen him train many law enforcement agents in various countries i.e Nigeria Police, Nigeria Army CyberWarfare command, Zambia Financial Intelligence Unit, Zambia Central Bank and more.
He is Chainalysis Sole Africa Investigative Partner helping law enforcement investigate criminal organizations using cryptocurrency to conceal illiccit activities across Africa, he is also a training Partner for Blockchain Intelligence Group based out of Canada.

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