C/d’Ivoire to use mobile phone tracking in legal investigations

The geolocation of mobile phones is now integrated into judicial investigations in Cote d'Ivoire, where the forensic police use applications…

The geolocation of mobile phones is now integrated into judicial investigations in Cote d’Ivoire, where the forensic police use applications to detect technological traces.Cote d’Ivoire will be working in partnership with Deveryware, a French company that works mainly for the State of France, in the field of public security.


According to David Boisseau, who was in Abidjan for the Shield Africa international security and defence exhibition, this structure cooperates with the Ivorian Ministry of the Interior at the level of the police and gendarmerie.


“Our main action is the geolocation of mobile phones for legal purposes. In the event of an arrest, this tool makes it possible to look for evidence that the person was indeed at the scene of the offence at the time,” he said.


The application also makes it possible to show that “the person was there from the photos that they may have taken and once the document is judicialised, these data allow the judicial authorities, through the investigating judges, to help solve the investigations,” he noted.


This is possible through an analysis of telephone data, but also through a DNA laboratory, where at crime scenes blood traces collected can be used to provide irrefutable evidence of an individual at a scene.


The Ivorian Minister of the Interior and Security, Vagondo Diomandé, who visited the cyber security exhibition stands, welcomed the fact that this exhibition contributes to finding and developing an “African solution to problems related to peace and security.”


Shield Africa aims to be a show committed to technological innovation with efficient and tailored solutions for African countries. General Vagondo welcomed this crossroads of security technologies created in Abidjan in 2013.


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