April 27, 2018

Man arrested for ”adjusting” his pre-paid meter

The police yesterday arraigned a middle-aged man before an Upper Area Court, sitting in Karu, Abuja, for cheating.

The defendant, Christian Okoli, was accused of adjusting the pre-paid meter issued to him by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), the complainant in the matter and illegally consumed 14, 328 kw/h valued at N525, 120. 20 without paying.

The police FIR dated February 7, 2017 reads, “On December 19, 2016 at about 4.00p.m., one Otuok Paintian Bobby Oselumese of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) came to the station and reported that on the 28th November, 2016, they came to you, Christian Okoli of Richway Hotel, Nyanya, Area A, Abuja and discovered that you have adjusted your hotel meter and illegally consumed 14, 328 kw/h, valued N525, 120, 20 without paying.” Read more

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