The Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos Command, has arrested a 35-year-old man, (title withheld) for allegedly dealing in unlawful international Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card enterprise.
The NSCDC Lagos Commandant, Mr. Paul Ayeni, stated that the suspect was arrested by the Joint Process Pressure of Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC) and NSCDC, Lagos Command on March 3, round 5p.m. at Pc Village, Lagos
He was caught throughout a surveillance patrol of “Operation Clamp Down on unlawful Sellers of SIM playing cards” in Lagos State with out formal licence and official registration with NCC.
The international SIM playing cards recovered embody 46 Lycamobile; 9 O2; three Gifgaff; and one H2O SIM card.
In keeping with Ayeni, the motion contravened Part 31 of the NCC Act, 2003, and Telecommunication Subscribers Registration Laws (TSRR) Act, 2011.
“The suspect will likely be charged to courtroom quickly as soon as the investigation is concluded,” the commandant added.
The suspect, upon interrogation, confessed to the allegations of promoting international SIM playing cards with out correct registration and licencing from NCC since February 2020.
“I purchase international SIM playing cards by completely different distributors.
“The fee costs vary from N4,000 to N7,000 and every sells for N10,000 relying on the nation like the UK and U.S.’’, the suspect stated.