Two residents of Fatokun Street, in Abule Taylor, off Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Lagos, have been arraigned before an Ogba Magistrates’ Court for energy theft under the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company network.
The duo of Latefat Shofidiya, aged 65 and Ekundayo Taiwo, aged 40, were nabbed after initially absconding from their residence for stealing power supply by illegally tapping from a source and passing it underground for more than 100 meters into their home.
A few weeks ago, a video had gone viral showing some workers of the company uprooting a long cable hidden under the ground.
They were arraigned before Magistrate Ogunsanmi of Ogba Magistrates’ Court 2 on a three-count charge bothering on conspiracy to commit felony punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, unlawful tampering with the private property of the distribution company, punishable under Section 340 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, and unlawful underground connection of electricity, punishable under Section 52 of the Lagos State Electric Power Sector Reform Law, 2018. (Guardian)