The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has arrested some illegal National Identification Number (NIN) registration centre operators in Kano.
The arrest was made last week at the centres with the support of its legal team during an exercise to trace areas where illegal NIMC activities are going on.
NIMC gave the information on its official Twitter handle, explaining that NIMC documents were recovered at the business centres during the exercise.
“We have arrested some illegal operators of NIMC activities at some business centres in Kano metropolis. For three days we went round Kano and we successfully arrested some illegal NIN enrolment agents, who pretend to be licensed NIN enrolment agents and deceived 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.
NIMC had warned Nigerians not to register with agents that are not duly licensed by NIMC.