The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Friday at SARS Headquarters, Abuja commissioned a Digital Item Registry and a Lost and Found Database.
The digital platform which was developed in partnership with the Primly Premium Solutions is to register ownership of items on the national database, protect against purchase of stolen items, and report lost items more quickly to the police.
The IGP who was represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Information and Communications Technology (DIG) Celestine Okoye, said: “Theft of personal items has been on the increase in Nigeria which has necessitated the need for an intervention.”
He said: “While the Police are able to recover some of these items, unfortunately, some remain unfound and subsequently sent to other countries and sold to unsuspecting buyers.
“The world is going digital and we are going with the trendy. Therefore, we have decided to undertake an intervention that will alleviate the rise of this menace significantly. This intervention will further help ensure the security of properties.