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3 Docked For Energy Theft In Kaduna



Police in Kaduna have last week friday arraigned three persons; Kelvin Edet, Joseph Nnanji and one Nasiru who is still at large before the Chief Magistrate Court 5, Barnawa, Kaduna for electricity related offences.

A press statement by the Head, Corporate Communication of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Abdulazeez Abdullahi disclosed that Kelvin Edet and Joseph Nnaji were slammed with three count charges of criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass and mischief, offences that are contrary to, and punishable under sections 97, 348 and 334 of the criminal code of Kaduna State.

They were accused of conniving among themselves and engages in energy meters’ tampering, bypass and other forms of energy theft.

The statement further revealed that two of the accused persons, Kelvin Edet and Joseph Nnanji, who were physically in court, pleaded not guilty to the offences and were granted bail by the Chief Magistrate, Abdullahi Maigamo in the sum of Fifty thousand Naira (=N=50,000) each.

As part of the bail conditions, they were also expected to produce one reliable surety who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and must present to the court a valid means of identification such an international passport, driver’s license or a national ID card and shall deposit his/her recent passport photograph. The case has been adjourned to 5th July 2017 for further mention.