The Transmission Company of Nigeria has warned residents against erecting illegal structures and scooping sand under transmission towers and electric poles.
The Chief Executive of the company, Mr Olushola Akinniranye, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
He said that the company would prosecute anybody found engaging in such acts. He said that continuous scooping of sand under PHCN's transmission towers could cause collapse of the towers.
The company executive urged perpetrators to stop scooping for sand around electric poles or trading under electric cables as they were endangering their lives by such acts.
He said that demolition of illegal structures under transmission towers and electric poles would soon begin across the country.