The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Department of State Services (DSS), has secured court convictions for SIM card related offences.
This is contained in a statement released by the Director, Public Affairs, of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Ikechukwu Adinde on Sunday.
The seven suspects were all charged and convicted at the Grade 1 Area Court Nyanya, Abuja and the Senior Magistrate Court, Kano for offences bordering on violation of SIM registration laws in the country on September 4, 2020 and October 24, 2020 respectively.
The suspects, who pleaded guilty to the charge preferred against them were subsequently convicted as charged and sentenced to two months imprisonment with an option to pay a fine of N15,000 and six months imprisonment or the option of fine in the sum of N20,000.
The arrest of the suspects followed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC), NSCDC and DSS to strengthen inter-agency collaboration towards curbing the criminal act of registering and selling of pre-registered SIM cards in the country.