The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Uyo Zonal Office on Monday arrested two staffs of Communication Trend Limited: Prisca Isaac, Sales Representative, and Nwosu Precious, Technician, at 111, Atiku Abubakar Avenue, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State for alleged illegal transmission of broadcast signals of MultiChoice, owners of DStv and GOtv, to Uyo and environs without authorisation.
The company allegedly charges N3,500 and N7,500 monthly as subscription fees to its customers using DStv and other decoders without permission.
The arrest followed a petition alleging breach of MultiChoice’s English Premiership broadcast rights.
During the arrest, the following items were recovered: 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 Card, one CTL N3,500 Subscription Recharge Card, Tiger T1000 Decoder and one Starsat Decoder.
The suspects will be charged to court when investigation is concluded, the commission said on Monday.