The Enugu State government has raised the alarm over a series of illegal Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) lines feeding government establishments to private offices and homes by shady individuals.
In a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Information, Steve Oruruo disclosed that such illicit acts include “electrical load diversion, voltage (415) bypass, tapping and all manner of unlawful connections”.
Oruruo stressed that the perpetrators secretly execute the criminal acts to defraud the state government.
He also emphasised that the state government has directed “all defaulting persons to disconnect such illegal connections forthwith or face the full wrath of the law”.
Steve Oruruo added that the government urged the public to report all cases of illegal and fraudulent connections to the appropriate authorities.