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News - October 22, 2019

Man bags 7 years for vandalizing EEDC property

For vandalising electricity installation belonging to Enugu Electricity Distribution Plc (EEDC), Uchechukwu Maduakor has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment.

A native of Ogwu Amanasa Village, Umuchu, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Maduakor was recently sentenced without option of fine by Hon. Justice Ibrahim B. Gafai of Federal High Court 1 Awka, Anambra State for vandalizing electricity installation belonging to the Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC).

Maduakor was charged with unlawfully damaging wires used for converting electricity by cutting off high tension cables at Umuchu Anambra State; an offense contrary to the provisions of the Miscellaneous Offenses Act, Cap M17, Vol. 9 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Head of Communications, EEDC, Emeka Ezeh made this known to journalists on Monday. Ezeh said Maduakor was arraigned in court on 26th September 2017, where he pleaded not guilty to the charge, before the trial commenced.

He thus identified vandalism as a major challenge negatively impacting on EEDC’s operations. This according to him takes various forms, which include: draining of transformer oil, removal of the feeder pillar unit, intermediate or up-riser cables, transformer winding coil or total removal of the transformer, removal of spans of aluminum conductors and other line fittings such as Port Insulators and Cross-Arms.

“There is no way we can sustain our operations and deliver quality and improved service to our customers if this situation is not brought under control,” Ezeh said.

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