The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC says that it will henceforth prosecute those involved in fraudulent registration of SIM card.

The commission said it would no longer be business as usual, threatening that anyone caught would be made liable to face twenty years imprisonment as prescribed by the law.

The NCC Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management Sunday Dare made this known at the South-South Regional Sensitisation Workshop on the dangers of fraudulently-activated SIM cards in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

According to a statement in Abuja, Dare was represented at the forum by NCC Director, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Efosa Idehen, said past efforts to educate and sanction fraudulent SIM card registration operators had failed to yield results, hence the legal perspective. He said added that year of continuous fight against the fraudulent operators started in 2012.