Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy has recommended a jail term of ten years, without an option of fine, if found guilty to have conspired, counseled or accepted to procure or to hold in custody, stolen parts, components or pieces of public power equipment.
According to the committee, which is chaired by Enyinnaya Abaribe the power equipment include electric cable, transformer, high tension wire, power console, electrical insulators, among others.
The committee also recommended that any person who willfully and unlawfully destroys, damages or removes any electricity distribution lines or anything connected therewith, or otherwise prevents or obstructs the distribution of electricity through the distribution, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of five million naira or imprisonment for a term of at least five years or both.