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EFCC Warns Nigerians Not To Sell Their NIN

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has come out to express its displeasure at the way some people have started to sell their National Identification Number (NIN) for a fee.

The Commission issued this statement on its social media handle and warned Nigerians that it’s not only illegal to sell their NIN, they also stand the risk of being prosecuted whenever any criminality is linked to their NIN.

The Commission warned members of the public against selling their NIN and to report anyone seeking to buy their NIN to the nearest office of the EFCC or other law enforcement agencies.

The tweet reads: “As Nigerians struggle to acquire the National Identity Number, NIN, from offices of the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, across the country it has come to the knowledge of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC that some unscrupulous persons are cashing in on the exercise to induce enrollees to sell their NIN for a fee.

The buyers of the numbers are also trading with them to persons whose motives are anything but noble.

“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.

“The Commission warns members of the public against selling their NIN and to report anyone seeking to buy their NIN, to the nearest office of the EFCC or other law enforcement agencies”.

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Tayo Balogun

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