April 19, 2024
Energy Theft, Assault On Staff Now Attracts Jail Terms, IBEDC Warns
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Energy Theft, Assault On Staff Now Attracts Jail Terms, IBEDC Warns

The 2023 Electricity Act recently signed by President Bola Tinubu prescribes three to five years imprisonment for electricity consumers who are caught indulging in sharp practices and assaulting staff of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) PLC.

The IBEDC management has warned that while the new law prescribes three year jail terms for anyone found guilty of assaulting IBEDC staff, those caught involved in energy theft risk five years imprisonment.

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The warning was handed down during a stakeholders forum in Jebba service hub, Kwara state, where the company revealed that consumers are currently owing the company the sum of N25.8 billion in unpaid bills.

IBEDC Lead Media Relations, Olori Busolami Tunwase, warned that the new electricity act will no longer tolerate cases of assault and battery on their staff.

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