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EFCC ARREST TWO SUSPECT FOR ILLEGALLY TRANSMITTING DSTV SIGNALS IN UYO

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two persons for alleged illegal transmission of broadcast signals of MultiChoice (DSTV) to Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital and environs without authorisation.

Those arrested by operatives of the EFCC Uyo Zonal office on Monday were one Prisca Isaac and Nwosu Precious

According to tweets from the EFCC, both suspects sales representative and technician of a company in the area, Communication Trend Limited.

“The company allegedly charges Three Thousand Five Hundred Naira (N3, 500.00) and Seven Thousand Five Hundred Naira (N7, 500.00) monthly as subscription fees to its customers using DSTV and other decoders without permission,” one of the tweets said.

The arrest followed a petition alleging breach of Multichoice’s English Premiership broadcast rights while some decoders, encoders, and transmitters were recovered.

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The anti-graft agency said the suspects would be charged to court upon the conclusion of its investigation.

Read the tweets below:

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EFCC Arrests Two for Illegal Broadcast of DSTV Signal

The EFCC, Uyo Zonal office on Monday October 14, 2019 arrested two staffs of Communication Trend Limited, Prisca Isaac, Sales Representative and Nwosu Precious, Technician   at 111 Atiku Abubakar Avenue, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

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for alleged illegal  transmission of  broadcast signals of Multichoice (DSTV) to Uyo and environs without authorisation.  The company allegedly charges Three Thousand Five Hundred Naira (N3, 500.00) and Seven Thousand Five Hundred Naira (N7, 500.00) monthly as subscription fees

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to its customers using DSTV and other decoders without permission. The arrest followed a petition alleging breach of Multichoice’s English Premiership broadcast rights.

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During the arrest, the following items were recovered: 2 DSTV Decoders, 1 GOTV Decoder, 28 Well-AV encoders, 3 Transmitters mode ADC Telecommunications, 3 Modulators, 2 UBS DTX 1008 Transmitters, 2 Startimes Decoders, 1 Omovo TV Decoder, 1Trendy TV Decoder, 1 CTL N7

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500 Subscription Recharge Cards, 1 CTL N3, 500 Subscription Recharge Card, Tiger T1000 Decoder and 1 Starsat Decoder. The suspects will be charged to court when investigation is concluded.
For other stories, visit our website: http://www.efccnigeria.org 

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