15 jailed for bypassing metre

The Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) has said 15 people have been sent to jail over metre bypass and illegal connection.

The company said the 15 convicted people committed their offences in Bauchi, Benue, Plateau and Gombe where the company has its customer base.

The JEDC Managing Director, Mohammed Gidado Modibbo, while responding to questions from journalists in Jos, also said that tempering with metres is an economic sabotage and a criminal offence.

He said, “We really don’t want to jeopardize ongoing investigations. Some people were remanded in jail over tempering and bypassing of metres. Metre tempering is an economic sabotage.”

He said that the company had partner with security agencies to stop illegal connection, meter bypass and tempering.

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