Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had said that it has so far nabbed over 200 Nigerians on matters relating to sale of pre-registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards.
NCC insists that the sale of Pre-registered SIM cards by agents to the public remains a criminal offence.
NCC also disclosed that it is working with the National Assembly to criminalise mobile phone SIM card infractions.
Mr Efosa Idehen, director, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement of NCC, made the disclosures in Enugu during a regional sensitisation workshop with stakeholders recently.
The workshop was on the dangers of dealing on fraudulently activated SIM cards
Idehen stated that it was sad that fraudulently already registered SIM cards were still being sold in the open market despite efforts by the regulatory agency to the contrary.