Police to arraign 11 persons for meter tampering, energy theft, says AEDC

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Police to arraign 11 persons for meter tampering energy theft, says AEDC

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Mr. Oyebode Fadipe,Head,Corporate Communication, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company(AEDC) says Katampe Division of FCT Police Command will arraign 11 persons suspected of meter bypassing and energy theft.

Fadipe made this known on Tuesday in a statement signed in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to him, the suspects will be arraigned before a Grade 1 Area Court in Mpape, FCT.
“ The incidence of meter  bypassing  and energy theft is becoming worrisome, AEDC is prepared to work with relevant security agencies in order to curb the practice,” he said.

Fadile added that the company would ensure that  suppression of consumption and other forms of sharp practices that compromised its investment and commitment to its customers would be rejected.

“They bypassed their meters in Gisiri community where AEDC recently spent over N55million on the rehabilitation of the network and installed over a thousand pre-paid meters.

That was in order to improve service delivery to its customers in the community,” he said.
The 11 suspected persons were made up of two women and nine men.
They are: Chidinma Aniweke, Mary Anchor, Paul Nwodo, Chinese Otalor, Emeka Obeta and Julius Agba.
Others are: Chukwuemelie Ifeanyi, Odiase Sunday, Tari Marcus, Monday Daniel and Francis Ajulor.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls  that in May 2017, a special investigation and prosecution taskforce on electricity offences was inaugurated by the Director of Public Prosecution – Umar Etsu.

The taskforce was made up of officials of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Nigeria Police, other relevant security agencies and AEDC.

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Biola Lawal

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