The Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC) has arrested one Mr. Aliu Olalekan, for allegedly hacking into the DSTV system and watching the channels free without subscription.
The NCC Lagos Directorate Office, Mr. Matthew Ojo reportedly said that the suspect used to watch DSTV channels free without subscription on his Android phone via an app which he downloaded on google play store.
Mr. Matthew Ojo reportedly said that the suspect distributed the know-how to his telegram followers and on his blog with the aim of gaining more followers and viewership on his blog and makes more money through google ad-sense.
“The operation was based on surveillance which had earlier been carried out by the Multi-choice team and verified by a copyright inspector. The arrest was made in collaboration with a team of copyright inspectors led by the Head of Enforcement Department, Mr Charles Amudipe. Others included; a team from Multichoice Nigeria led by Mr. Umar Ibrahim and policemen from Lagos Command Headquarters, Ikeja.” Mr Matthew Ojo reportedly said.
Mr. Matthew Ojo reportedly said that the joint team conducted an anti-piracy operation at the premises of the culprit in Amukoko, Lagos disguising as a customer.
According to Mr. Matthew Ojo, the suspect was apprehended and his one-room apartment was checked where his laptop and phones were recovered.
Mr. Matthew Ojo reportedly said further investigation is ongoing and if found guilty the suspect will be charged to court.