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NCC nabs hacker of DSTV system in Lagos

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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. 
Mr Matthew Ojo, NCC Director in the Lagos Directorate Office, said this while speaking with the press in Lagos, on Tuesday.

Ojo disclosed 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.

“This 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, ” he said.

He added that the arrest was made in collaboration with a team of copyright inspectors led by the Head of Enforcement Department, Mr Charles Amudipe.
  Others include a team from MultiChoice Nigeria led by Mr Umar Ibrahim and policemen from Lagos Command Headquarters, Ikeja. 

Ojo said the suspect’s arrest was made possible by the joint team that conducted an anti-piracy operation at the premises of the culprit in Amukoko, Lagos State.
According to him, the suspect was contacted on phone by a member of the operation team on the disguise of patronising him.

 “The suspect came out to meet the caller and in the process of discussion he was apprehended.
 “The suspect took the team to his resident. There, the squad paraded his one room apartment and recovered his laptop and phones used in perpetrating the ungodly act.

 “He was arrested and brought to the copyright commission office for further investigation, ” he said. 
The NCC director said on getting to the commission’s office, the statement of the suspect was taken and also the inventory of items seized from him was taken.

Meanwhile, Ojo said that investigation on the matter was still ongoing and if found guilty the suspect will be charged to court.

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