Nigerian Police Force Set To Join Electricity Theft Fight

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Nigerian Police Force Set To Join Electricity Theft Fight

It would seem that the Nigerian Police has joined the fight against electricity theft as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris recently sent a notification to all police commands to set up an Anti- Electricity Vandal Response Squad.

This was revealed by the Managing Director, Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), Mrs. Funke Osibudu made at a power sector stakeholders during the 21st ministerial meeting that the power firm hosted in Asaba, Delta State.

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According to her, the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is in the process of standardizing allowable fines and penalties chargeable by the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) for customer/consumer infractions. 

We are currently trying to get across to the Nigerian POlice to ascertain what procedures have been set in place to address theft in the power sector.

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