Two Nigerians involved in illegally transmitting broadcast signals in Nigeria were bust by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
On Monday, the EFCC announced that it had arrested two employees of Communication Trend Limited, Prisca Isaac (sales representative) and Nwosu Precious (technician) at 111 Atiku Abubakar Road, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State for allegedly illegally transmitting multichoice (DSTV) broadcast signals to Uyo and surrounding areas without permission.
The company allegedly charged monthlyN3,500 and N7,500 as subscription fees to its customers without authorization using DSTV and other decoders.
The arrest followed a complaint claiming violation of the broadcast rights of Multichoice’s English Premiership.
During the arrest, seized products included two DSTV decoders; one GOTV decoder; 28 well-AV encoders; three ADC telecommunications transmitter mode; three modulators; two UBS DTX 1008 transmitters; two Startime decoders; one Omovo TV decoder; one Trendy TV decoder; one CTL N7,500 recharge card; one CTLN3,500 recharge card; one Tiger T1000 decoder and one Starsat decoder.
When the investigation was completed, the suspects would be charged to trial, said spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwajaren.