National Identity Number: EFCC sends strong warning to all Nigerians

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The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, has cautioned Nigerians against buying and selling National Identity Number, NIN, on Wednesday.

EFCC warned Nigerians that those engaged in the act would be prosecuted when arrested.

The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwajaren, in a statement called on all Nigerians to report anyone wanting to buy their NIN to the anti-graft agency or any other security operatives.

“The EFCC wishes to alert Nigerians that it is not only illegal to sell their NIN; they stand the risk of vicarious liability for any act of criminality linked to their NIN.

“In other words, they risk arrest and prosecution for any act of criminality linked to their NIN whether or not they are directly responsible for such crimes,” Uwajaren said.

NIMC has warned those extorting NIN applicants to desist from it or risk a seven-year jail term.

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