December 2, 2022
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc. has expressed concern over the increase in the vandalism of its electrical facilities across the South-East region.
The organisation said it was disturbed at the latest turn of events where vandals now resort to draining transformer oil, thereby subjecting the transformer to risk of explosion once supply is restored.
The EEDC supplies electricity to the entire five states of the South-East of Anambra, Imo, Enugu, Abia and Ebonyi.
In a statement on Thursday, the Head of Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr Emeka Ezeh, said in its quest to tackle the trend of vandalism of its equipment, a total of eight vandal suspects have been arrested for attacking power equipment belonging to EEDC and had been handed over to the Police for proper investigation and possible prosecution.
Ezeh said the arrest was made possible through the support of customers and other critical stakeholders, including security operatives.