Man bags 3-year jail term for vandalizing EEDC facility

A 22-year-old-man, recognized as Ifeanyi Ugwu, has been sentenced to a few years imprisonment for vandalizing a property of the Enugu Electrical energy Distribution PLC (EEDC).

He was arraigned on the Federal Excessive Courtroom, sitting in Awka, Anambra State, presided over by Hon. Justice H.A. Nganjiwa, for vandalizing a 300KVA transformer, positioned at Eziama Village, Ojoto, Idemili South Native Authorities Space of Anambra State.

The presiding decide, who didn’t give the convict an choice of advantageous, cautioned him to desist from committing such an offence after serving his jail time period.

Reacting to the judgement, the Head of Company Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, recounted that the vandal, a local of Nsukka, in Nsukka Native Authorities Space of Enugu State, was arraigned on a two-count cost, No. FHC/AWK/C/54/2021, and was subsequently remanded on the Federal Correctional Heart, Awka, after the case was adjourned to the third of February, 2022 for evaluate of his plea for leniency.

Ezeh counseled the Choose for the speedy trial and hoped that this might function a deterrent to different parts partaking in such acts of sabotage.

Based on him, the actions of vandals had been an enormous problem to the corporate because it continues to commit scarce assets to the alternative of vandalized tools.

He additional said that this equally has an influence on its prospects who’re inconvenienced as they are going to be out of provide until the vandalized transformer is repaired and provide restored.

Ezeh recounted that final week, at Methodist Theological Institute (MTI), Umuahia, Abia State, a suspected vandal recognized as Chinedu Ogbonna was arrested by the safety males connected to the Institute whereas vandalizing Tower channels and aluminum cables belonging to the EEDC.

“Three of his accomplices escaped. He was later handed over to Central Police Station, Umuahia, for additional investigation and arrest of the opposite fleeing suspects.

“Prospects needs to be extra vigilant and be certain that the electrical energy installations inside their neighborhood will not be attacked by vandals”, Ezeh appealed.

He additional counseled the efforts of the assorted vigilante teams, the Nigeria Police and the Civil Protection Corps, who he mentioned had been supportive in apprehending and prosecuting the vandals. Supply: DailyPost

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