Man sentenced to 3 years in prison for vandalism, theft of EKEDC equipment

Posted by News Express | 10 April 2019 | 383 times

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•Part of the vandalised EKDC equipment that sent Suleiman to jail

An Epe Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos Court on Tuesday sentenced one Yesiru Suleman to three years imprisonment on a three-count charge of stealing, tampering and malicious damage to electricity equipment belonging to Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC).

According to a statement signed by the General Manager, Media Communications of EKEDC, Mr Godwin Idemudia said the accused was sentenced on Tuesday, April 9, having pleaded guilty.

Idemudia stated that Suleiman with charge No EP/A/25/19 was sentenced to three-years on Count 1 for unlawfully tempered with EKEDC equipment under section 340 of the criminal law of Lagos State.

He was also sentenced to two years on Count 2 for unlawfully malicious damage of electricity equipment under section 350 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State and three years on count 3 for stealing under section 287 of the criminal Laws of Lagos State which is going to run con-currently of three years without option of fine.

Idemudia said the accused was apprehended on Monday, April 8, with the help of men of the Nigeria Police Force, Akodo, while stealing from a transformer situated at Igbolomi community Ibeju Lekki.

He explained that Suleman had vandalised the transformer and absconded with earthen cables worth N1,940,000.

The statement stated that the accused was arraigned in court on Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty to the charges, after accepting a confessional statement from the accused, the presiding Magistrate Mr. Adedamola Albert Paul found him guilty and sentenced him to three years imprisonment without the option of fine.


Source: News Express

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