Those Extorting NIN Applicants Risk 7-Year Jail Term, Says NIMC

The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC has warned that those extorting National Identification Number (NIN) applicants risk a 7-year jail term if convicted.

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Citing Sections 14, 20 and 21 of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) Act and Sections 10 and 12 of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act, the NIMC which stated that the offence is punishable in accordance with the laws also affirmed that the ongoing enrollment for the National Identification Number (NIN) is free across the country.

The commission also encouraged Nigerians to report cases of extortion for onward prosecution.

The notice which was titled ‘NIN Enrolment Is Free’, was posted on the commission’s social media platform. It read:

“The punishment for extortion if convicted is seven years of imprisonment as stipulated in Sections 14, 20 and 21 of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) Act and Sections 10 and 12 of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act.

“Report extortion via actu@nimc.gov.ng or call 08157691214 or 08157691071.”

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