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Man Arrested For Installing Illegal DSTV Signals To 500 Homes In Akwa Ibom State

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June 4, 2013 – Man Arrested For Installing Illegal DSTV Signals To 500 Homes In Akwa Ibom State

The Nigerian Copyright Commission has arrested one Mr. Ubong Obot for illegally transmitting broadcast signals of Multichoice (DSTV) to an estimated 500 houses in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State.

Obot is said to have installed the DSTV signals to different homes for N5,000 and charged N1,000 per month as subscription fee.
Uyo Liaison Officer, NCC, Mr. Amudipe Charles, who represented the Director-General, NCC, Mr. Afam Ezekude, told journalists in Uyo on Monday that Obot was arrested with the equipment he used to transmit the cable television signals illegally.

Ezekude said,“The operatives of the NCC have raided Obot’s house over illegal transmission of cable television signals in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State.

“Illegal transmitting decoders, transmission boosters, rolls of installation wires, and other accessories worth N20m were impounded during the raid at two different locations. The locations are No. 89 Atan Road, 32 Umuahia Road, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State.

“Investigation into the case continues and appropriate action will be taken on conclusion of investigation.”

He stated that Obot, who operated as Botex Integrated Service, was arrested based on intelligence and surveillance reports during an anti-piracy operation.

[Report by Punch]



  1. Adeniran

    June 5, 2013 at 6:24 AM

    Who want to get rich quickly get poor.Why at ur age u get urself into pit of shame. It w serve as example 4 others like him.Getting MONEY / RICH at all cost thinking of Nigerian is bad

  2. patoski

    June 5, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Obot is talented, he shld nt b jail rather nigeria government can provide him wit basic toolz. He might b wat naija miss 4 long tym

  3. Senator

    June 5, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Unbelievable considering this digital age, Dstv is a strong cable network which the transmission should be restricted to subscribers only.

  4. funmilayo

    June 5, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    i don’t see y u have 2 jail him.

  5. Raphyno

    June 5, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    Dstv ar jst jealous of him…n dey ar nt getin many customerz as b4 datz why dey wana jail him..mtcheew…n all d govt. Does is conderm d piracy..nonsense

  6. Johnny

    June 5, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    If its is in america de wil stand wit him n wrk wit him,datz y de ar talented…u av 2 shine ur eyes well neva 2 jail d talented once n put us in darkness.

  7. Xy

    June 5, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    I c no gain in jailin him,,,no food 4 lazy man,he’s tryin 2 feed him self, itz beta dan kidnapin n stealin…let him go

  8. Ifeanyi ibe

    June 6, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    If the dstv company happens to jail that talented guy,they will never see progress in that their company.what bad has the guy done? By trying to help himself.

  9. Priye

    June 8, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    My name is priye I can be a spy for DSTV,give. full detail were and who to arrest my phone number is 08034412621,this act is not done in akwa ibon alone,call me this need to be put to an end.

  10. Priye

    June 8, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    If you have talent be creative don’t try to take food from your brothers mouth by fraud, 419,etc,all that act is illegal and punishable by law,we all have talent and its best we do it the right way and motive,he should be punished by the law if found guilty,nobody is above the law.

  11. Johnny

    May 16, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Truth be said, that’s a talent they’re about to throw in jail..though fraudulent but e nor kill person. He is technically innovative, is that not we want from our youths in this country?

  12. Raul

    July 21, 2016 at 4:32 AM

    DSTV shud employ him and encourage him.I my making a common sense

  13. fifelomo

    July 21, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    This man is a talent, why jail him? free the man and work with him if the need be.

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