NCC arrests 9 for pre-registered sim cards in Niger, FCT

OPERATIVES of the enforcement unit of the National Communication Commission (NCC), on Wednesday, clamped down on dealers of pre-registered sim cards, arresting five in Minna, the Niger State capital.

It also arrested four offenders in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Metro gathered .

It was further learnt that some of those arrested were big time dealers in sim cards.

Chief Enforcement Officer, NCC, Mr Shuaibu Tswade, told newsmen after the operation at the popular Obasanjo Shopping Complex on  Bosso Road, Minna, that all the suspects were handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution if they could not pay the N200,000 fine provided for by the law.

He said NCC had also carried out similar raids in Lagos, noting that the operation would continue across the country.

Further checks by the Metro revealed that some of those arrested in Minna were, however, discovered to be streets traders, otherwise known as street hawkers.

Tswade, however, disclosed that the NCC was collaborating with the police and other security agencies to ensure compliance with the law which was aimed at reducing criminal activities in the country.