The Ministry of National Security has denied allegations by a convenors of the #FixTheCountryNow campaigners that one of their members who was part of the team that met a high powered delegation from government, had his/her phone cloned.
Oliver Barker Vomawor on Joy News’ Newsfile said “When we left the meeting, we had credibly established that one of our representatives, the only person who was using an Android phone, his phone was cloned. And that all the messages and conversations we were having on our platform, he could no longer assess. So what we did was we flashed his phone immediately.
“We discovered just this morning (Saturday, May 8, 20201 ), that calls from his phone were being diverted to another phone. When we searched for it online through True Caller, it’s called ‘Monitoring’ on Vodafone,” Mr. Vomawor said on Saturday
But in quick response, the Ministry of National Security through the Ministry of Information has debunked the allegation saying that it will follow due process if the ministry wants information from a person of interest’ phone.
“The Ministry has no basis to and did not tamper with the phones of the convenors. The conveners were invited for meeting to which they voluntarily attended. The allegation that they were coerced into a meeting is therefore untrue. Additionally, in instances where the Agencies of the Ministry have need to investigate the electronic devices of a person, legal methods such as a proper court warrant are employed. The phone cloning allegation is also therefore false and baseless”.
Read the full statement below.