FG Drags Property Developer To Court Over Alleged N11m Electricity Theft

The Federal Government has dragged a property developer, Cecil Osakwe before the Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged 11 million naira electricity theft.

The federal government, in the charge, accused Osakwe of tampering with electricity meters which resulted in the loss of 11 million naira revenue.

Officials of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, caught the defendant allegedly stealing electricity at various properties including his residence, No. 11 Aso drive, Abuja.

According to AEDC officials, the scale of electricity theft by Osakwe at a number of other properties he manages is still under investigation.

In the charge signed by Mohammed Ali, Assistant Director in charge of Prosecution in the Ministry of Justice, Osakwe was said to have interfered with electricity supply an offence contrary to Section 1 of the Miscellaneous Offences Act.