Osun NSCDC arrests 5 people on charges of energy theft
By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria
The Osun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps on Monday paraded a private school teacher, identified only as John, and five others for allegedly tampering with electricity meters to consume free energy.
Other suspects paraded include Jay Abayomi, Abidemi Enoku, Jackson Imkodlo, Adeleke Fatima and Azeez Mutiu.
Commandant Sunday Agboola, who introduced the suspects to newsmen at the NSCDC Headquarters, said the suspects were arrested in Awosuru, Alekwodo, Jaleemi, Ogo-Oluwa and Omigade areas located in Osogbo metropolis.
The NSCDC boss added that the suspects were arrested on October 13, 2023 during a joint operation by his men and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company officials.
United Nations Group, W`Bank supports clean energy Agboola, who made a series of arrests to protect the public from energy theft, said many people in the state were still involved in the act. lamented.
He said: Several arrests have been made to deter the public from this illegal activity, but some have openly refused to stop doing so.
“The NSCDC will not rest until we see positive change in the nation. Once the investigation is complete, these suspects will be brought to justice.”
In an interview, he admitted to participating in the meter bypassing and said: Usually things are loaded directly for us, but on Friday the person was not available to load for us. That’s why I decided to avoid it. ”