Man Jailed Over Attempt to Vandalise Kaduna Electric Power Transformer


Kennedy Gambo, has been jailed one year by a Magistrate court sitting in Zaria without an option of fine for attempting to vandalise a power transformer belonging to Kaduna Electric.
The management of Kaduna Electric stated this in a press statement on Monday.
Other additional charges filed against Gambo included trespassing for which he was jailed six months with an option of  N5,000 fine, and mischief for which he bagged another six months with N5,000 fine option.
The vandal had admitted to tampering with the transformer and also stated that he had wanted to commit suicide during his arraignment
The Chief Magistrate, Umar Bature, delivering the judgement, was not influenced by his antics pointed out that the Nigerian constitution prohibits suicide hence he was confessing to another offence against the law.
The Head of Corporate Communications, Kaduna Electric, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, said the company was pleased with the outcome and hoped that it will serve as a deterrent to other miscreants.
Abdullahi said Kaduna Electric has been battling the menace of vandals who have been stealing transformers, cables and other electrical equipment on its network resulting in losses running into millions of Naira.
He commended the efforts of security agencies including men of the Nigeria Police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps in tackling the menace of vandalism, he also called on communities to get involved by keeping a watchful eye over transformers in their neighborhoods and report suspicious movement around such equipment to security agencies or the nearest Kaduna Electric office.



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