EFCC – Two employees of Communication Trend Limited identified as Prisca Isaac (sales representative) and Nwosu Precious (technician) has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for trading illegal transmission of broadcast signals in the country.
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The financial crime fighters on Monday revealed that it had arrested two employees of Communication Trend Limited, Prisca Isaac and Nwosu Precious at 111 Atiku Abubakar Avenue, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State for illegally trading transmission of broadcast signals of Multichoice (DSTV) to the people of Uyo without prior authorization by the broadcasting company.
The company reportedly charges N3,500 and N7,500 monthly as subscription fees to its customers using DSTV services and other decoders without prior permission to do so.
EFCC made the arrest in pursuant to a petition which claimed breach of Multichoice’s English Premiership broadcast rights.
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EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwajaren revealed that the following items were recovered from the suspects during the arrest, two DSTV decoders; one GOTV decoder; 28 well-AV encoders; three transmitters mode ADC telecommunications; three modulators; two UBS DTX 1008 transmitters; two Startimes decoders; one Omovo TV decoder; one Trendy TV decoder; one CTL N7,500 subscription recharge cards; one CTL N3,500 subscription recharge card; Tiger T1000 decoder and one Starsat decoder.
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”The suspects would be charged to court when the investigation has been concluded,” said EFCC’s spokesman.