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Two under-aged arrested for vandalising EEDC installations…Others convicted, prosecuted for various offences

UGO AMADI

It was a worrisome development as two under-aged vandals were arrested in Owerri, Imo State by members of a neighbourhood watch.

The vandals, who are identified as Nnaemeka Azuna,16, and Ugochukwu Malachy, 13, were cutting aluminum conductor cable belonging to the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) when luck ran out on them.

Both have been handed over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Imo State for further investigation.

In a related development, Solomon Nwafor, an indigene of Ebonyi State, arrested early in the year for being in possession of intermediate core cable vandalised from an EEDC distribution substation located at Kano Street, Coal camp, Enugu has been sentenced to two years imprisonment.

Also, Mohammed Isa, who hails from Jigawa State, in company of two unidentified accomplice attacked EEDC distribution substation located at Orji Community, Owerri, Imo State.

Ifeanyi Anyanwu and Kelechi Ahuruonye, both from Mbaise town were apprehended while attempting to vandalize a distribution substation at Umu-Awuka community in Owerri North.

Franklin Ani was arrested for forgery and printing of EEDC electricity bills and was subsequently arraigned at Onitsha Magistrate Court.

Three vandals, Ifeanyi Nwankwo, Chukwudi Nweke and Eberechi Nwafor, were responsible for vandalizing bare aluminium conductors from nine fallen LT poles at Ndiowu Community in Orumba North, Anambra State were arrested with the support of the community’s vigilante group.

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