Three suspected vandals had been final week apprehended in Akwa-Ukwu, Nnewi, Anambra State by members of vigilante group whereas trying to vandalize a 300KVA distribution substation, property of Enugu Electrical energy Distribution PLC (EEDC) positioned at Akwa-Ukwu, Nnewi District.
The trio recognized as Uchenna Ncheta, an indigene of Ebonyi State; Chinedu Eze, who hail from Ihiala, Anambra State and Chuks Michael, an indigene of Abia State had been instantly handed over to the Orba Police Division and subsequently transferred to the State Legal Investigation Division (CID), Awka, Anambra State for additional interrogation and doable prosecution.
Confirming the incident to newsmen in Enugu on Thursday, the Head, Company Communications, EEDC, Emeka Ezeh, expressed fear over the continued assault on EEDC installations within the South-East by some unscrupulous parts, noting that “these actions undermine the efforts being made by the corporate to enhance its service high quality to prospects.”
He stated, “in the midst of interrogation, it was gathered that the trio are suspected to have masterminded the assault on Ibollo 500KVA distribution substation at Oraifite, Anambra State late March, 2021.”
“Because the starting of this 12 months, the speed of vandalism throughout our community has been on the rise, as over 120 distribution substations have been attacked, and objects value tens of millions of Naira vandalised”, Ezeh lamented.
A number of the objects often vandalized embrace: armored cables, intermediate cables, feeder pillars items, transformer oil, naked conductors.
“Vandalism nonetheless stays a cog within the wheel of progress and constitutes a really large distraction to our group as we constantly channel assets ought for use for different significant initiatives to exchange vandalized objects” Ezeh acknowledged.
In a associated growth, a safety man hooked up to Welder Property, Agu-Awka, Awka Anambra State, recognized as Adams Taiwo, has been charged to court docket for attacking a workers of EEDC, inflicting machete minimize on his arms and maliciously vandalizing a Toyota Hilux truck belonging to EEDC, damaging the entrance windscreen, 4 aspect windscreen and again visitors mild.
The workers, who was going about his respectable obligation on the Property the place the incident occurred on the twenty sixth of March, 2021, was recognized as Francis Chukwu.
Adams was arraigned at Amawbia Justice of the Peace Courtroom, Anambra State, earlier than Justice of the Peace Doris Udensi on a three-count cost.
He was subsequently remanded in police custody pending when his bail situations are met, with the matter adjourned for listening to on Could 4th 2021.
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