Two Convicted, Four in Police Net for Vandalising EEDC Propert

Last week at the Federal High Court of Nigeria in the Awka Judicial Division holden at Awka, Anambra State, the duo of Chinonso Chinaemelu, 27-year-old and Okoye Chisom Christian, 20-year-old were sentenced to one year imprisonment respectively for vandalizing a distribution substation belonging to the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc (EEDC).

This development was made known by the Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh in a statement.

Ezeh said the culprits were arrested November 29, 2023, by Abatete local vigilante group while attempting to vandalize the distribution substation within the locality.
Ezeh also confirmed that in the same week, a couple identified as Mr & Mrs Ebuka Umeh were arrested by some members of Isuorji community neighborhood security in Orlu, Imo State, when Ebuka’s wife was attempting to pick the vandalized items from a distribution substation belonging to EEDC with their motorcycle.  It was gathered that the couple attacked the substation for three days.

In his confessional statement, Ebuka testified that the vandalized items were sold to scrap dealers. The suspects were handed over to Orlu Police Division for proper investigation while effort is on to arrest the scrap dealers.

In a related development, a vandal suspect identified as Chukwuebuka Ezike who hails from Umunachi in Orsu Local Government Area,

Imo State was arrested by Umuezinachi community neighborhood watch while he was cutting aluminum conductor around Orie Uguiri Market.

At Amachi-Izhia, Ebonyi State, Amara Joseph Ajagbo was arrested by members of the Electricity Committee for vandalizing nine spans of aluminum conductors in their community, while two of his gang members escaped.

The suspects have been handed over to the respective Police formations for proper investigation and possible prosecution.

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