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Leaked audio: NCC denies allegation, says we have no power to track, leak telephone conversations
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Leaked audio: NCC denies allegation, says we have no power to track, leak telephone conversations

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) has denied an allegation that it was involved in tracking and leaking of telephone conversations. The Commission in a statement signed by the Director of

  • PublishedApril 4, 2023

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) has denied an allegation that it was involved in tracking and leaking of telephone conversations.

The Commission in a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka noted that  the it’s reaction  might not be unconnected with reports in which some persons insinuated it (commission) into the tracking and leakage of the conversation between the Founder of Living Faith Church, Bishop Oyedepo and presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi.

It insisted that as a regulator, it does not have the power to track or leak telephone conversation of anyone.

The statement reads in part: “The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been inundated with enquiries by the media on allegations of telephone “tracking” and “leakage” made against the Commission by some individuals and groups in the social and alternative Media.

“The Commission wishes to make the following clarifications: “I. The Commission denies the allegations in their entirety.

“II. By the provisions of the Nigerian Communication Act (NCA) 2003 and other extant Laws of the Federation, the Commission does not and cannot “track” nor “leak” telephone conversations of anyone.

“III . The Commission has reported the allegations, which we take seriously, to relevant security agencies for proper investigation and necessary action.

“IV. The Commission restates its commitment to discharge its responsibilities to the Nigerian people in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; the NCA 2003; and other extant Laws of the Federation; and global best practices.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Commission denies these allegations and advises the public to disregard them.”
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