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Those extorting NIN applicants risk 7-year jail term - NIMC


The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has warned that those extorting National number (NIN) applicants risk a 7-year jail term.

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 continued enrollment for the National number (NIN) is free across the country.



Nigerians are asked to report such cases of extortion for diligent prosecution to function a deterrent to others.

The tweet 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 [email protected] or call 08157691214 or 08157691071.

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