The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED, has threatened to arrest and prosecute any person, group of persons or corporate body found to be engaged in energy theft in its network.
Engr. Kingsley Achife, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of PHED, gave the warning during a Town-hall meeting on Customers Bill of Right at Rumuolumeni, near Port Harcourt, recently.
The PHED boss frowned at the constant loss of about 30 percent of her anticipated revenue to energy theft on monthly basis, a situation he described as unacceptable.
According to him, PHED has collaborated with security agencies and a crack team of anti-energy theft squad has been established to work on daily basis with the Revenue Protection Department, RPD, of the company.
“We can assure you that anybody caught in meter tampering, by-pass through diversion of load or hooking directly to power lines shall not go scot free, he or she must face the full weight of lawtopics from