The Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC) has debunked allegations of telephone tracking and leakage leveled against it by some individuals.
The commission who made this known in a statement on Tuesday by the Director, Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka said, the NCC cannot “track” nor “leak” telephone conversations of anyone.
TheFact Daily Reports that on April 2, Mr Valentine Obienyem, spokesperson of the Presidential Candidate of Labour Party in the 2023 election,Mr Peter Obi, had accused the commission of leaking an audio conversation between his principal and the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church, David Oyedepo.
According to Obienyem,“I heard they set up a Committee made up of some Communications experts, headed by our prodigal brother from Nnewi. They are reviewing all calls Obi made in the last three years, and especially now to see if he mentioned Interim Government or anything that will make them prosecute him for treason when and if they take over,” he alleged.
However, the NCC has advised the general public to disregard the allegation, saying the commission has reported the matter to the relevant security agencies for proper investigation.
The statement reads:”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 denies the allegations in their entirety.
“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.
“The Commission has reported the allegations, which we take seriously, to relevant security agencies for proper investigation and necessary action.
“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,”.