Efforts by the Benin Electricity Distribution Plc (BEDC) to tackle electricity equipment vandalism have yielded result with the sentence of a cable vandal, Mr. Abdullai Usman.
The company said in a statement that the vandal was sentenced to five years imprisonment with hard labour without option of fine by the Magistrate Court, Iguobazuwa in Edo State
The victim, aged 27 years was caught on the 28th of September 2017, at Iguobazuwa while trying to cart away vandalised conductor cables from Iguobazuwa/Okada 33KV Line, an act punishable under the Miscellaneous Offences Act M17 Vol 9 laws of the country.
He was dragged before the Presiding Magistrate Joyce .O. Ejale (Mrs) where he pleaded guilty to a three count charge of conspiracy, stealing and malicious damage even though their terms will run concurrently