The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), disclosed on Wednesday that it has secured five convictions of suspects within the five Southeast states of its coverage area within the last one week.
The convictions is part of the over 50 cases of vandalism of her facilities which the company has recorded in the zone since January this year.
EEDC’s Head of Communications, Eugene Aniowo, who disclosed this in a statement in Enugu, said that the affected persons were convicted for various degrees of offences, ranging from tampering, destroying and stealing of armored cables, transformer oils, transformers, meters, injection substations, conductors and other electricity supply equipment by the Federal High Court, sitting in Enugu, Abakaliki and Owerri.
They include Uduma Ama Iro, Ewa Ikechukwu and 21-year-old Tochukwu Igwe who were found guilty and sentenced to six, five and five years in jail respectively by the Federal High Court, Abakaliki, presided over by Justice M.A Onyetenu. (Daily Times)