DNA and fingerprint databases for Ghanaian police

Ghanaian Vice President, John Mahama has hinted in an address to Police Chiefs meeting in Accra that plans are far advanced for the establishment of West Africa’s first Forensic Laboratory. “The construction of the forensic laboratory is going to take place and the police service will probably become the first in West Africa to begin DNA testing and to establish a DNA database in order that you can use that as a reference for your criminal policing and detection,” he said. He also said they intend to create a finger print database so that the Police will have database of known criminals so that they will be able to compare using modern technology rather than the current magnifying glass.

via Aglanu Dela Ernest at Myjoyonline.com, 22 Jan 2010