Corrupt IKEDC Staff Allegedly Steals 1.4 Million Naira From DisCo

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Electricity theft arrests

While Nigerians are still in shock over the 50 Million Naira found in the Ikoyi Home, another story of fraud and corruption has emerged from Lagos as a 29-year-old employee of  Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC),  Gbemisola Olaleye, apparently stole his employer’s N1.4 million and also forged some documents.was on Tuesday released on an N500,000 bail.

Early reports have stated that the arraigned IKEDC staff was on Tuesday released on  N500,000 bail. The woman, whose address was not provided, was released on bail after she entered a `not-guilty’ plea to the two-count charge of stealing and forgery.

According to the prosecutor, Insp. Ezekiel Ayorinde, the accused committed the offenses between September 2016 and March 2017 at an IKEDC office in Ikeja.

Ayorinde told the court that the accused also forged payment receipts of the company which she issued to members of the public. The offenses contravened Sections 285 and 363 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. The News Agency of Nigeria Ikeja Magistrates’ Court (NAN) reports that Section 363 prescribes 14 years jail term for forgery, while 285 prescribes a three-year for stealing.

What do you feel is the reason for the high rate f corruption in Nigeria?

Are the people or does the infrastructure encourage these acts?

Let us know in the comment section?

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Federal University Of Technology (FUTA) Alumnus. I am constantly overwhelmed by the power of the written word and how it can transcend genres, stereotypes, and even time itself. This fascination drives my passion for writing.

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