3 electricity vandals bag 3 years imprisonment

By Energy Worth

THREE vandals of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) property have been convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment by Justice I. B. Garfai at the Federal High Court 1, Awka, Anambra State.

It was gathered that they were sentenced to three years imprisonment for conspiracy, unlawful damage and stealing of electricity cables belonging to the EEDC in August 2017.

The vandals, identified as Onyedikachi Nwosu, 18; Chinonso Ezenwanne, 18, and Chizoba Ezedalu, 22, committed an act contrary to the provisions of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, Cap.M.17, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

Head of Communication, EEDC, Emeka Eze, disclosed that their conviction is coming just few weeks after the duo of Amaechi Joe and Ejike Chigozie were sentenced to three years imprisonment by Chief Magistrate Onunkwo Esquire, at the Chief Magistrate’s Court of Anambra East Magisterial District, holden at Otuocha, Anambra State for vandalising the Ring Main Unit, RMU, handle of an injection substation belonging to EEDC in Aguleri, Anambra State.