NSCDC parade three for cable vandalism, theft
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps
(NSCDC) on Friday in Lagos paraded three suspects
for vandalising electric cables and stealing smart
card prepaid meters.
The Lagos State Commandant of NSCDC, Mr.
Gabriel Abafi, made the disclosure while parading
the suspects before journalists at the commandâ€™s
headquarters in Ikeja.
According to Abafi, one of the suspects, Hassan
Usman, vandalised transformer cables belonging
to Ikeja Electric.
The NSCDC boss said Usman who vandalised the
transformer cables belonging to Ikeja Electric
located at Ketu, Lagos, was arrested on Oct. 28.
â€œThe two other suspects, Uzor Anyawu and Peter
Etamen, who were arrested on Nov. 3 and Nov. 4
respectively, were alleged to have collected N150,
000 from a customer of Ikeja Electric.
â€œThe duo connived to collect money from the
customer to provide and install stolen smart card
meters which is supposed to be free.
â€œThis was detected and they were arrested after the
customer complained that the meters were not
working well and unable to be recharged,â€™â€™ he said.
Abafi said the suspects would be charged to court
immediately the command finished its
â€œThis has been going on but we are determined to
put a stop to the act,â€™â€™ he said.
He also advised anyone still perpetrating such act
to desist or be ready to face the wrath of the law.
The Head, Communications and Strategy, Ikeja
Electric, Pekun Adeyanju, said the firm was also
working with the police and the NSCDC to detect
and arrest consumers who also bypass meters.
â€œOur target is to ensure we install between 10, 000
to 12, 000 meters on a monthly basis.
â€œWe are targeting 300, 000 installed meters
between now and 2016 and our meters are free,â€™â€™
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