Investigators of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) are back home after completing a three-week training in Advanced Financial Investigation at the University of Basel Law School in Basel, Switzerland.
The training was hosted by the Basel Institute on Governance and International Center for Asset Recovery of Switzerland and sponsored by USAID through FORECAST.
The LACC investigators that benefitted from the training program were Aaron H. Aboah, Program Manager, Enforcement Division, Henry K. Zawu, Chief Investigator and Investigators Rosevelt R. Doe, D. Blamo Kofa, Baba M. Borkai, Morris V. Ware, Samuel S.N Peterson and Daniel D. Woart.
During their period of study, the LACC investigators were opportune to meet with Madam Maria Schnebli, Federal Prosecutor, Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland who assured them that the Swiss Government was prepared to collaborate with the LACC in providing assistance in recovering hidden assets in Swiss banks.
The courses were facilitated by Daniel Thelesklaf, Executive Director, Basel Institute on Governance & International Center for Asset Recovery, Thomas Lasich, Peter Huppertz and James White. Courses offered included Money Laundering, Basic Accounting Concepts, Financial Investigation Approaches, Developing Mutual Legal Assistance, Interviewing Skills and Techniques, Surveillance and Report Writing.
Upon their return home recently, the investigators lauded the management of the LACC, USAID and FORECAST for the training opportunity afforded them, which they noted has strengthened their courage and commitment in fighting corruption.