DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.(Tip 271)
NONE REGISTRATION OF SIM CARD IS A CRIME IN NIGERIA.
It is a criminal offence in Nigeria to own or use a mobile phone SIM card or any electronic telecommunications service without registration of same. At registration, a prospective customer/subscriber must give his details including full Name and Address to his network provider.
None registration or registration with fake information with intention to deceive is an offence punishable with imprisonment for not less than 3 years or fine of N100,000.00. Also note that where l a service provider fails to collect the needed information of a customer/subscriber, it is an offence punishable with fine of N100,000 and forfeiture of equipment/facility used to provide services.
My authorities are sections 12 and 22 of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.
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