Benin’s Central Office for the Repression of Cybercrime (OCRC) has been equipped with a digital investigation room. It is a gift from the French Embassy in Benin. Equipped with several computers and necessary materials for the fight against cybercrime, the inauguration of this room comes after the handing over of a large batch of personal protection equipment to the Republican police, 300 waistcoats and 300 bulletproof helmets. This was in the presence of the French ambassador to Benin, Marc VIZY, and officials of the Republican Police.
The initiative aims to further strengthen the fight against web crooks. Indeed, this donation meets a real need expressed by the General Directorate of the Republican Police. It will not only help to intensify the fight against cybercriminals, but also make it much more professional and effective.
Thus the fight against cybercrime is a priority for the Beninese authorities. Because it poses a threat to security and has a negative impact on people’s lives and the economy. In recent days, the executive, through the republican police, has launched a hunt against web crooks. Several dozen cybercriminals, commonly known as Gaymans, have been arrested.
Moreover, the donation from the French Embassy comes in a context characterised by the resurgence of the terrorist threat in the north of the country. This means that the said equipment will reinforce the means of action of the Republican Police to deal with it as well as with insecurity in all its forms.