Three suspects have been arrested and charged to a Federal High Court in Enugu on charges of vandalising property and installations of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC).
In a statement issued by the Head of Corporate Communications, Emeka Ezeh, the EEDC has confirmed the arrest and arraignment of the suspects.
Ezeh stated that the offences are punishable under Section 19 of the Miscellaneous Offences Act.
He also confirmed that the suspects had been granted bail in the sum of ₦2 million each and two sureties in like sum, and the matter was adjourned to 14th October.
The suspects were apprehended by the efforts of community members in response to the media campaign by the EEDC on protecting electrical installations and equipment in several communities.
”This is a clear indication that all our cry to our stakeholders for support and collaboration in ensuring that these installations located within their immediate environments are protected from these undesirable elements, is yielding the desired result,” Ezeh said.
He continued to urge communities to protect the electrical installations around their environment to ensure a steady electricity supply.