June 14, 2024

Police arrest 6 in national security breach crackdown


By Luminous Jannamike

ABUJA—The FCT Police Command has arrested six suspects involved in a national security breach, selling already registered sim cards to criminals.

The suspects, identified as Ndubuisi Okeh, John Jock, Nafiu Tijani, Nasiru Sulaiman, John Njoku, and Suleiman Musa, were arrested on May 29, 2024, by a team of detectives from the State Intelligence Department, SID, led by Mohammed Baba.

Over 1,100 already registered sim cards, three registration machines, and other gadgets were recovered from the suspects.

The sim cards were sold to criminals at a price rate of three to five thousand naira each, compromising national security and facilitating criminal activities such as fraud and terrorism.

The police investigation revealed that the suspects exploited vulnerabilities in the sim card registration process, highlighting a significant weakness in the country’s telecommunications infrastructure.