EEDC cries out: Vandals’ activities, rattle our network
…15 vandal suspects in Police net
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) has continued to cry out to its customers on the increasing rate of attack on its facilities, a situation that is almost crippling its activities and impacting its service to customers.
The Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC, Emeka Ezeh, made this cry while interacting with newsmen in Enugu on Wednesday.
Mr. Ezeh lamented that the activities of vandals has become a torn in the flesh of the company and appealed for vigilance and continued support by customers.
According to him, 15 vandal suspects were arrested between January and February; this included a receiver of vandalised items.
He commended the various vigilante groups within the franchise area for their assistance and support in apprehending these vandals.
“All the vandals were arrested by vigilante groups”, Ezeh said.
In Abia State, the duo of Ogbu Igwo and Daniel Olugu were arrested for vandalising XLPE of Agborji Distribution Substation and some towers belonging to EEDC, while Chibuzo Egbuta was arrested for vandalising aluminum conductors at Ozu-Item community.
Also, at Onuiyangan community in Bende Local Government Area, Chinaemerem Azubuike was arrested while vandalising aluminum conductors.
In Anambra State, one Amadi Okey, was arrested while vandalising steel copper wire, and 26-year-old Onyekachukwu Ifennadolu was arrested for vandalising Aluminum Bare Conductor at Umueri Ezumeri Village, Oraifite, along Onitsha/Owerri Road
Likewise, 27-year-old Chidiebere Agbalusi was arrested at Oraifite in possession of vandalised aluminum cable and a cutter, while the duo of Usulu Solomon and Nwafo Emeka were arrested for vandalising about 16 spans of bare conductor wire. They mentioned one Ejike Nwoba, who was also arrested, as the receiver of the vandalized items.
Similarly, in Enugu State, 22-year-old Ugochukwu Okorie, 18-year-old Kingsley Emmanuel and 22-year-old Oluchi Okorie were arrested at Ndeabor in Aninri Local Government Area for vandalising a distribution substation. Abdullahi Alahaji was arrested for vandalizing College Road Mgbidi Service Center distribution Substation.
At Amazon Okwe Ngwo, Udi Local Government Area, Onyema Nnaji was arrested for vandalising electricity installation in the area, with about 8 pieces of the angle iron cross arms recovered from him.
All the vandal suspects were handed over to the respective police divisions for proper investigation and possible prosecution.
Ezeh appealed to customers to continue being vigilant as vandals are not relenting in their evil ways.
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