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Those buying, selling NIN numbers risk seven-year jail term- EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has warned some scrupulous individuals against buying and selling their National Identity Numbers, NIN.

The anti-graft agency warned that those engaging in such acts would be arrested and prosecuted for fraud.

Speaking in a statement,  EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwajaren also called on Nigerians to alert the agency or security operatives if they see anyone engaging in the act.

“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.

Recall that NIMC had warned that those culpable risks a seven-year jail term.