Crime

EFCC arrest fake DSTV agent

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on November 17, 2014 arraigned one Tope Ajayi Samuel and his company, Sky TV Global Media Limited, before Justice Fatu Riman of the Federal High Court Kano on a 3-count charge bordering on conspiracy and Intellectual theft.

The accused was arrested on August 23, 2013 at Link 26, Bawo Road, Hausawa Quarters, Kano, for allegedly retransmitting sigefcc2014nals of the pay TV, DSTV, without authorization.

One of the charge reads, "That you, Tope Samuel Ajayi and Sky TV Global Media Limited on or about 23rd August, 2013 within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Kano Judicial Division illegally had in your possession Tlink, Stron , Dream, Lumin digital Satellite Receiver, Dlink Satellite Receivers, AZSKY dongles with routers and mini receiver, Monitors, inverters, Hp laptops, printer, SIM cards, DSTV cards, Canal cards which you use in accessing Multi Choice Nigeria Limited (MCN) signal and thereby committed an offence contrary to andpunishable under section 20 (1)(c) of the Copyright Act, Cap C28 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004."

The accused pleaded not guilty to all the charges when they were read to him. Justice Fatu Riman granted him bail in the sum of N50 million and two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned to 12th December, 2015 for trial.

Wilson Uwujaren

Head, Media & Publicity

18th November, 2014

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. ubesie chukwuebuka chidiogo

    November 18, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    their evil ways has surly bring them to the judgement Book, I know with all he have stolen and all the money he Made In the business will grant him freedom, someone like this offenders May even have millions in their respectively bank accounts

  2. Ejinwa Anthony

    November 19, 2014 at 10:08 am

    hmmm, 50m for bail mehn that’s much and also two sureties in like sum. ohhh!

  3. Ivongbe Ehijie Judel

    November 22, 2014 at 10:41 am

    that good fr them

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