Five suspected fake satelite television operators in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital has been apprehended by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Port Harcourt Zonal Office.
The suspects were arrested in a simultaneous raid on their companies on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at three different locations in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
EFCC in a statement named the suspects as: Davidson Onuoha; Emeka Samuel; Eze Francis Sunny Amadi, Terkura Zungwem Verinica and Evangelist Alex Umanah.
Their arrest followed several weeks of intense intelligence on the suspects, their residences and operations by operatives of the EFCC.
The suspects were allegedly rebroadcasting content of the Digital Satellite Television( DSTV) illegally in their companies.
The companies 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.
Items recovered from the suspects include 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.
Port Harcourt’s Zonal Head of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa said that the suspects would be charhed to court when investigation are concluded, cautioning the general public to be wary of the operations of illegal Satellite Operators.