Electricity Theft is the use of power without a contract with the supplier with total or partial bypassing metering system. Theft of electricity is also the criminal practice of stealing electrical power. It is a crime and is punishable by fines and/or imprisoned.
The major causes of electricity theft include;
1. Absence of accountability
2. Inadequate and ineffective enforcement of law
3. Political protection of employees and influential customers
4. Customer attitude: “Immoral to steal from neighbour but legitimate to steal from state”.