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Law Enforcement Cryptocurrency Investigation Training in Nigeria

The Law Enforcement Cryptocurrency Investigation Training, conducted by the EFCC in collaboration with Binance, sees participation from A&D Forensics.

A&D Forensics participated in the Law Enforcement Cryptocurrency Investigation training held on Monday, November 27, 2023. The training was organized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in partnership with the Binance Investigation team led by Jarek Jackubek.

The Law Enforcement Crypto Investigation training aimed to offer practical assistance to Law Enforcement Agents, equipping them with the necessary and permissible steps to take while requesting Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and customer data from Binance Exchange.

Cross section of participants at the Law Enforcement Cryptocurrency Investigation Training

Law Enforcement Agents  are also trained by A&D Forensics to become Certified Cryptocurrency Investigators

A&D Forensics has been at the forefront, actively training law enforcement agents, private investigators, and compliance officers to become certified cryptocurrency investigators. The Certified Cryptocurrency Investigation Training, offered in partnership with Blockchain Intelligence Group, helps equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to competently trace and investigate cryptocurrency-related crimes. These trainings are usually conducted onsite at A&D Forensics Lab, with hands-on practical classes exposing participants to different blockchain analytical tools available at A&D Forensics Lab.

The Need To Strengthen Law Enforcement Capabilities Towards Crypto Investigation and Asset Recovery

According to Chainalysis, despite an overall decline of 77% in scams throughout 2023, impersonation scams, where fraudsters pose as law enforcement or authority figures, have only seen a 23% reduction in inflows. Alarmingly, the number of individual transfers to impersonation scam addresses has increased by 49% year over year. This indicates that while the total amount lost to impersonation scams is lower, the number of victims has risen, emphasizing the ongoing threat and the need for vigilance by law enforcement and crypto compliance teams. 

The Certified Cryptocurrency Investigation Training is not exclusive to Law Enforcement Agents alone; it is open to private investigators, fraud examiners, compliance officers, and financial fraud fighters. However, law enforcement agents are exclusively involved and tasked with the recovery process, requiring them to send subpoenas to compliant cryptocurrency exchanges to obtain the PII of suspects.

For this reason, Law Enforcement Agents require further training on how to effectively navigate the entire recovery process. It is with this knowledge that the Binance Investigation Team and the EFCC held the Law Enforcement Crypto Investigation Training to offer practical assistance to Law Enforcement Agents already involved in crypto investigation and recovery tasks.

About the  Concluded Law Enforcement Cryptocurrency Investigation Training

The Law Enforcement Crypto Investigation Training, held at EFCC Zonal Headquarters Karu, Abuja, was well-attended by participants from the EFCC from different zonal commands, Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). This ensured the presence of relevant authorities.

Training Participants at the EFCC Training Academy Karu, Abuja

During the training led by Jarek Jackubek, participants were introduced to the Binance Exchange Trading Platform, emphasizing that Binance voluntarily complies with Law Enforcement Requests.

Moving forward, the training participants were exposed to the Kodex platform, enabling law enforcement agents and governments to request data from centralized cryptocurrency exchanges like Binance. This process can also be followed by law enforcement agents to request for accounts to be frozen within the exchange during investigations.

In addition, the participants had an opportunity to learn about the unique identifiers queried by Binance Exchange and the details of data provided to Law Enforcement Agents after a proper request is made to them. They were also privileged to engage in practical exercises and case studies, including a sextortion case, payment slip fraud, pig butchering seizure, and transaction monitoring instances.

Lastly, our senior partner at A&D Forensics, Adedeji Owonibi, assisted in answering questions and shedding more light on local case studies inherent to Nigeria, which helped the participants solidify their learnings.

Our Senior Partner, Adedeji Owonibi providing insights on case studies native to Nigeria Landscape

The Law Enforcement Crypto Investigation Training Ended with a Certification Ceremony and Recognized A&D Forensics’ Commitment to Crypto Investigation Excellence

The Law Enforcement Crypto Investigation Training concluded with a presentation of certificates to participants. A&D Forensics’ investigation team, duly represented by our Blockchain Forensics Specialist, Chioma Onyekelu, CCI, also received a certificate for participating in the training.

Our Blockchain Forensics Specialist, Chioma Onyekelu, CCI, receiving her certificate

Hence, looking ahead, the Certified Cryptocurrency Investigation Training For Law Enforcements at A&D Forensics Lab will include step-by-step details on how to properly send data requests to Binance and any other centralized cryptocurrency exchange after a successful crypto investigation.


A&D Forensics is committed to training law enforcement agents, compliance officers, and financial fraud fighters to become competent Cryptocurrency Investigators and Crypto Compliance Officers. We have actively engaged in collaborations with government agencies to ensure that Nigeria has smart regulations guiding the use of Virtual Assets in the country.

Lastly, we offer corporate training to financial institutions and entities on Cryptocurrency Compliance. If you are ready to upskill your team into becoming competent Crypto Compliance Specialists, send us a message immediately here:

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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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