The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested the duo of Sani Garba Musa and Jamimah Ayuba, who engage in importing, selling and distributing devices capable of illegally accessing Multichoice Nigeria Limited‘s broadcast signals to unsuspecting members of the public.
A statement by the EFCC’s Ag. Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the two suspects allegedly set up equipment that act as gateways facilitating illegal access to DSTV broadcast signals.
The arrest of Messrs Musa and Ayuba followed a July 5, 2011 petition by Multichoice to EFCC’s Counter Terrorism and General Investigation section.
In the course of the investigation, operatives uncovered a base station through which the suspects were illegally transmitting DSTV signals. They were subsequently arrested in the Shagari Quarters of Kano.
” A search warrant executed in the house and premises led to the recovery of different kinds of equipment for the illegal acquisition, decoding and transmission of various satellite signals,” Mr. Wilson said in his statement.