Electricity Meter Installer Bags 3-Year Jail Term



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An Agbara Magistrate Electricity Meter Installer Bags 3-Year Jail Termhas sentenced one Segun Abiodun to a three-year jail term after being arraigned on a one-count charge of stealing a prepaid meter in the Ajangbadi area of Eko Electricity Distribution Company’s network.


In a statement signed by Godwin Idemudia, General Manager, Corporate Communications,  EKEDC, he stated that the defendant, Segun Abiodun, an installer for one of the meter asset providers stole a meter allocated to a customer in the Ajangbadi area of Lagos and sold it to another customer in Agbara, Ogun state.

Idemudia said “the meter installer sold a customer’s meter to an unsuspecting customer who wanted to do his due diligence by buying units on the said meter, but our system flagged it as the meter has already been allocated to another customer in an entirely different location. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the installer stole the meter and sold to the customer”.

The Magistrate,  MBI, Ilo found Abiodun guilty on the said charge and sentenced him to three years imprisonment. He ordered him to be remanded at the Ilaro facility of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) for his jail term.

Idemudia urged customers to go through the official process of applying for prepaid meter via the Company’s website at https://ekedp.com/online_meter_order rather than going through people posing to be meter agents to avoid being defrauded.

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