Man arrested for allegedly tapping electricity from street light to power ice-block machines
Residents of the G. R.A area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, have exposed a man who is allegedly tapping electricity from street lights to power his ice-block-making refrigerators.
The suspect, who was arrested on Wednesday, was said to be a big-time ice-block dealer in the metropolis that has been suffering from a total blackout for about a year.
According to some residents of the area, the man in question, who has been tapping the electricity for about three years, also offered to give a one-million-naira bribe, but was rejected by the security personnel who arrested him.
Some streetlights in Maiduguri are mostly powered by generating sets.
Recall that Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, has been without electricity supply since last year, causing untold hardship for the citizens.
The blackout followed the destruction of electricity transmission towers along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway by Boko Haram insurgents.
Nigeria Will Start Having 24/7 Electricity If - Peter Obi
As the Primary election for the opposition party is drawing closer, one of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirants , Peter Obi, has said he will reposition Nigeria in less than four years if voted as the president of the country in the next year's general elections.Obi stated this in Awka, the Anambra State capital during the Anambra Central Senatorial District Stakeholders’ Briefing/Town Hall Meeting organised by Senator Uche Ekwunife .He said,“Nigeria...
Total Blackout Looms in Lagos as Electricity Company Announces Places That will be Affected
Starting from next week, many parts in Lagos will experience a total blackout during business hours for good eight weeks, this was made known by the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company today in a statement.Many consumers in some parts of Lagos State will have to endure power outage over the next eight weeks.The power outage, which will run from 8am to 6 pm daily, begins on October 11.The Chief Technical Officer, Ikeja Electric (IE), Jide Kumapayi, who made this...
Buhari Announces New Increase In Electricity Tariff
Two months after the Buhari administration controversially imposed an increase in electricity tariffs, a new hike has been approved for power distribution companies (DisCos), effective from January 1, 2021.Nigeria’s power regulator, NERC, had in a revised Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO) on December 30, approved over 50 per cent hike in energy bills, Daily Trust reported on Tuesday.Under the new arrangement, the revised Service Based Tariff (SBT) will witness increase...
Download Naijacrawl App today
Fastest way to read on the go
Download the Naijacrawl App.