EFCC Press Release
Piracy: EFCC ARRAIGNS FAKE DSTV AGENT
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on November 17, 2014, charged 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 man accused was arrested on August 23, 2013, at Link 26, Bawo Road, Hausawa Quarters, Kano, for retransmitting signals of the pay TV, DSTV, allegedly 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 and punishable under section 20 (1)(c) of the Copyright Act, Cap C28 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.”
The Man accused pleaded not guilty to all the charges that were put against 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.
Head, Media & Publicity
18th November 2014.