The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has arrested some illegal agents parading themselves as staff of the commission to defraud the public in need of the National Identification Number (NIN) in Kano.
The arrest was made during an exercise embarked upon to find out areas where illegal NIMC activities are going on.
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The commission which gave the information on its official twitter handle explained that NIMC documents were recovered in the business centres during the exercise.
“We have arrested some illegal operators of NIMC activities by some Business Centre operators in Kano metropolis. For three days we went round Kano and we successfully made arrest of some illegal NIN enrolment agents, who pretend to be licensed NIN enrolment agents and deceive some Nigerians to illegally enrol them into the NIMC database.”
It listed the documents found in the centres to include NIMC’s original NIN slips, fake NIMC plastics identity cards and other vital documents that were not supposed to be under the custody of non-NIMC staff.
It added that those arrested have been handed over to the Police and investigation has commenced, and they would be charged to court for prosecution after the investigation.
NIMC had warned Nigerians not to register with agents that are not duly licensed.