Nigerian Copyright Commission arrests one for illegal transmission of MultiChoice signals

Operatives of the Nigerian Copyright Commission -NCC have arrested a 35-year-old man, Godswill Onyefuru, for allegedly transmitting illegal house-to-house MultiChoice (DSTv) signals to residents of Ibeno, Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

Onyefuru, a graduate of Political Science from the University of Benin -UNIBEN, was arrested following petitions Multichoice sent to NCC about “a certain individual” transmitting its signals to Ibeno residents.

NCC’s Director-General, Afam Ezekude, who was represented by the commission’s Uyo Liaison Officer, Amudipe Charles, said the suspect was arrested for illegally transmitting broadcast signals of DSTv to an estimated 400 subscribers at a giveaway price of N3,500 for installation and N1,000 monthly subscription.

The DG said Onyefuru was arrested while his “illegal” equipment for the transmission, such as decoders, smart cards, transmission boosters, cables and other accessories worth millions of naira, were seized.

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