EFCC Warns Against Sales Of NIN

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned enrollees for the National Identity Number (NIN) against the sale of the NIN, saying it is illegal.
Aside from being illegal, the Commission said the sellers 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”, it warned.

In a statement by Wilson UwujarenHead, Media & Publicity, the Commission said it has come to its notice that some unscrupulous persons are cashing in on the excercise to induce enrollees to sell their NIN for a fee. 
It noted that the buyers of the numbers are also trading with them to persons whose motives are anything but noble.
” 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 excercise 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”, the Commission stated.

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