Suspected cable broadcast decoder pirates on Thursday attacked some officials of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, NCC, in Onitsha, Anambra State.
The NCC officials were moving round impounding illegal cable broadcast decoders in some streets when the incident occurred.
The raid took place variously at Fegge, Odoakpu, and MCC roads, among other places in Onitsha.
It was gathered that the leader of the NCC team, Mr. Augustine Amodu, was held hostage in his hotel at GRA for hours.
The suspects had insisted that the items seized by NCC must be released to them.
Timely intervention of the Police saved the official and his team from a mob action.
Reacting, Amodu said no one was arrested because the culprits fled when the Police arrived the scene.
He said the commission impounded no fewer than 115 illegal cable broadcast decoders worth over N20m.
NCC had on Monday disclosed that it made N47billion from the sale and usage of spectrum in the past one year.