19 June 2017

Nigeria: NSCDC Parades 11 Electricity Vandals in Abuja

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has paraded 11 electricity vandals in Abuja for alleged theft of about N3.5 million power installations of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) in the Central Business Area.

The Commandant of FCT Command, Mr Patrick Ukpan, said the suspects specialized in the vandalism of armoured cables and underground cables in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Ukpan said they were caught vandalising cable in the Central Area District of Abuja where most Federal Government offices are located including the Three Arms Zone.

He said the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were completed.

The AEDC, Director Risk and Compliance, Mr Collins Chabuka, appealed to customers to help track down suspected vandals assuring of reward in line with the company's new whistle-blowing policy.

"We are able to identify first that these are AEDC cables and secondly we have valued these cables to be about N3.5million. This is a one off arrest and if we look at past arrests, it entails that more money has been lost," he said.

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