Agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Port Harcourt Zonal Office have captured five suspected fake Satellite Television Operators.
The suspects: Davidson Onuoha; Emeka Samuel; Eze Francis Sunny Amadi, Terkura Zungwem Verinica and Evangelist Alex Umanah were captured in a synchronous assault on their organizations on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at three distinct areas in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Their capture pursued half a month of extraordinary insight on the suspects, their habitations and activities by agents of the EFCC.
The suspects were purportedly rebroadcasting substance of the Digital Satellite Television( DSTV) wrongfully in their organizations. The organizations are CANTV at Aba Road, Port Harcourt, METROTV at Rivers State Television Complex, Eagle Avenue, Iriebe, Port Harcourt and Cable Trends Limited( CTL) at Eleme Junction, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Things recouped from the suspects incorporate GOTV Decoders; Star times Decoders; DSTV Decoder; Free to Air Decoder (Strong), Consat Decoder and One Direct Decoder. Others are Encoder, Switches, Central Processing Units( CPU) and Monitors.
The suspects would be charged to court when examinations are finished up. Port Harcourt’s Zonal Head of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa alerts the overall population to be careful about the tasks of illicit Satellite Operators focusing on that there are rising instances of such exercises the nation over.