Eight persons have been arrested for allegedly tampering with meters installed by Ikeja Electric at its Abule-Egba and Ikorodu Business Units.
The suspects arrested for ‘meter bypass,’ were said to have deliberately manipulated meters installed in their residences to circumvent appropriate payment for energy consumed. The suspects who reside at No. 8, Ibrahim Adejare Street, Ajuwon, Abule-Egba, Block 7 Flat 5, Block 50 Flat 1, Block 10 Bungalow, Block 2 Flat 5 and Block 1 Flat 6 of Tinubu Estate, Odonla Ikorodu- Lagos, were apprehended by officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Mobile Policemen on October 6 and 9, 2015, following a complaint by Ikeja Electric.
According to a statement issued by Ikeja Electric, investigations are ongoing to ensure the suspects are made to face the wrath of the law, along with possible collaborators who are believed to be part of a notorious syndicate.
The company stated that the advanced meters, meter application forms as well as installation services are free and as such customers are advised not to pay adding that customers its helplines on 01-4483900, 0700-0-2255-453 and 01-7000250 or send an email to: Customercare@ikejaelectric for help and clarifications.
NIGERIA ELECTRICITY CONSUMERS, PLEASE BE WARNED!