16 January 2013

Nigeria calls in PwC fraud-fighting experts

A forensics expert from London professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has travelled to Nigeria to assist local law enforcement agencies in their battle against bribery, corruption and money laundering.

By James Barnes

Nigerian telecoms is in the midst of a growth spurt.

Keith McCarthy – who has held senior positions combatting fraud and economic crimes in the UK and is regarded as one of the most experienced experts in the field globally – will hold his first training session in Nigeria today. The one-off event will run until Friday.
Mr McCarthy, a Director in PwC’s forensics practice, said: ‘It isn't every day that the opportunity to support a fellow nation in its fight against corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing presents itself. The Commonwealth Secretariat approached PwC and I’m very pleased to have been able to work with them in developing the workshop.’

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