Lagos – The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned against the
sale and usage of phone jamming devices in the country.
The Director, Public Affairs of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Tony
Ojobo, said that the attention of the commission had been drawn to the illegal
sale and installation of such devices in several locations, including but not
limited to religious places and business premises.
According to him, it is a criminal offence to sell, install or use any
equipment which may hinder network operation between places and people.
The NCC spokesman cautioned persons who sold, installed or used such devices
to desist from it, as it affected proper functioning of networks.
"The commission therefore warns any person who sells instals or uses such
devices in their shops, offices, religious places, house or business premises.
"Such person should within seven days from the date of this notice desist
from this illegal and unauthorised act by stopping the sale, installation or
use of such devices.
"The jamming devices should be deactivated, removed and handed over to the
nearest police station for record and keep.’’
He said that the issuance of the warning was in exercise of the NCC’s
mandate of ensuring the protection of consumers, ensuring good quality of
service and technical standards.
The director said that the notice served as pre-enforcement to any
institution, organisation or persons involved in the illegal activities.
He said that the consequences of non-compliance with the notice might
include seizure, detention, investigation and prosecution of any person or
organisation involved in the contravention.
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