NSCDC parades 7 suspects for alleged energy theft, N13m fraud

By Victor Adeoti
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Osun Command, says  six suspected energy thieves  are in its custody.
The command said this in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Mrs
Kehinde Adeleke  in Osogbo.
Adeleke quoted the NSCDC’s  state commandant, Mr Sunday Agboola, as saying that the suspects  were arrested during a joint operation of the command and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).
According to Agboola, the suspects were arrested on Thursday in Ota-Efun area of  Osogbo.
Agboola said the suspects allegedly confessed to the crime.
The commandant called on members of the public to be a part of the  command’s renewed efforts at safeguarding critical national assets in their neighbourhood  by reporting activities of vandals to  the corps.
The suspects
He added that the command also arrested another 40-year old suspect, Sodiq Ayanleye, for alleged N13 million fraud.
According to him, the suspect collected the sum from his victim under the pretence  of wanting to buy 5 plots of land for him in  Ikorodu, Lagos State.
The NSCDC’ state commandant, however, said that obtaining money under false pretence contravened section 419 of the criminal code of conduct and section one of the advanced fee fraud and other related offences 2006.
He assured members of the public that the suspects  would be prosecuted in a court of competent jurisdiction to serve as deterrent to other would-be  offenders(NAN)