The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company said on Friday it would henceforth prosecute impersonators and people who vandalised its installations in Anambra State.
The Manager of Onitsha Business Unit of the company, Mr Kingsley Aja, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Onitsha.
Aja explained that the company had recorded huge losses resulting from activities of vandals and impersonators, who, he said, had engaged in defrauding its customers.
“Illegality is illegality; anybody who is not a bona fide member of EEDC or any other electricity distribution company should know that he is committing a crime.
“Our people, some of them know what they are doing; but they want to cheat or meet gullible customers who are always in a haste, and who feel they don’t have time to go to EEDC and complain.
“They normally say it takes two to tango; and you begin to wonder how somebody would leave EEDC office and begin to patronise touts.
“These touts can damage your equipment, they can cause fire hazard, they can damage our installations, they can cannibalize, they can vandalise our things.
“Please let people reach the appropriate EEDC office and complain; and I can tell you; there is no complaint that would last more than 24 hours here,” he said.
The manager, however, urged customers to be patient and allow only EEDC personnel to attend to their electricity problems, saying: “Our offices are open always in order to receive complaints.
“Our technicians virtually work round the clock to ensure uninterrupted service if there is a fault within the locality.”