Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), one of the power distribution companies in the Republic of Nigeria says it had intensified efforts to curb cases of meter tampering by customers within its operational network.
A statement issued by Mr. Godwin Idemudia, General Manager for Corporate Communications, warned that those involved in such nefarious activities would face prosecution.
The warning follows the recent arraignment of three persons before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court on a four-count charge of conspiracy to commit fraud, impersonation, forgery, and tampering with electricity installations.
According to the company, the accused persons allegedly received a sum of N70,000 from unsuspecting customers who wanted to get their prepaid meters repaired and placed them on a direct connection.
“It is rather unfortunate that people go about parading themselves as our staff when they are not.
“We will go the full extent of the law and this will serve as a deterrent to others aiming to do the same,” the statement said.
The statement urged EKEDC customers to always go through the appropriate channels for all complaints or issues and make no form of payment to unauthorised persons or channels.
It also advised customers to report any staff or partners that make demands on them for EKEDC’s services via its social media platforms and other designated channels.