Nigerian Copyright
Commission (NCC),
Ibadan Zonal Office,
has arrested a suspect
and confiscated several
communication gadgets
in Osogbo for infringing
on a Multichoice Nigeria
broadcast right.
The Zonal Manager, NCC
Ibadan Zonal Office, Mrs
Olabisi Ogundiran, said
in Ibadan on Monday. The
suspect, Joseph Osagie,
was arrested, while five
DSTV decoders, one GoTv
decoder, seven strong
brand decoders, splitters,
boosters, satellite dishes
and several rolls coaxial
cables were confiscated
from him.
Ogundiran said the NCC
had swung into action having received complaint
from Multichoice Nigeria
on illegal retransmitting
of its broadcast signals
within a community in
Osogbo, Osun State.
She stated that the zonal office of the
commission, which
covers five south
western states of
Nigeria, excluding
Lagos, was directed
to conduct an antipiracy
raid at the
suspected target.
Ogundiran said
the anti-piracy team
backed by policemen
drawn from the Osun
State CID swooped
on the target within
Dada Estate, Osogbo,
in the wee hours of
Friday, January 26.
She stated that
the suspect was
arrested and several
c o m m u n i c a t i o n
equipment used in
retransmitting the
company’s broadcast
signals were seized.
Ogundiran said the
suspect and recovered
contrivances had
since been taken to the
Ibadan Zonal Office
of the Commission.
The zonal manager
stated that further
investigation has
commenced, adding
that the case would
soon be charged to
the appropriate court
of jurisdiction.

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