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Friday, January 8, 2021

Man in court for allegedly tampering with prepaid meter


A 35-year-old man, Femi Adesaji, on Thursday appeared in  a Magistrate Court in Ota, Ogun, for allegedly tampering with a prepaid meter belonging to  Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company(IBEDC).

The police charged Adesaji, who lives in Ota  with three counts of criminal damage, conspiracy and breach of peace.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Cynthia Okezie, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Dec. 23, 2020 in his residence.

Okezie alleged that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace.

She said that Adesaji also damaged an IBEDC electrical wire worth N100,000.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions sections 86, 249(d), and 451(c) of the Criminal Code,Laws of Ogun,2006.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Magistrate  Shotunde Shotayo admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.

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