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Five suspected music pirates arrested in Onitsha

09 September 2016, 19:10

Lagos - Five suspected music pirates have been arrested by during an anti-piracy operation in the commercial city of Onitsha, reports Today.ng

The Nigerian Copy Right Commision (NCC)  were responsible for the arrest of the pirates.

Director of Enforcement, Augustine Amodu, who led the operation at Emeka Offor Plaza, a popular GSM phone market  explained that the raid was prompted by various complaints by members of the Musical Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (MPDAN).

Also read:'We should incorporate pirates into the entertainment industry'

Parading the suspects at the NCC zonal office at Onitsha on Thursday, Amodu who identified MP3 player as a copyright infringement, lamented that the Nigerian music industry has been badly affected since the introduction of MP3.

Items recovered from the suspects include seven laptops, packets of memory cards and other accessories suspected to contain musical platforms already loaded into the system by the pirates for MP3 players through download.

Read more at Today.ng

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