Kano Court Sentences Man To One And Half Year Behind Bars For Energy Theft

Written by Rey Jeremiah

A Magistrate Court sitting in Hajj Camp, Kano State, has sentenced one Mu’ammar Aliyu Getso to one and half year jail term over energy theft.

This was contained in a press statement signed by Head, Corporate Communications, KEDCO Ibrahim Sani Shawai, issued to NAIJALOADED.

Gazette said Special Investigation and Prosecution Taskforce on Electricity Offences (SIPTEO) Kano Branch, arrested the suspect, a resident in Janbulo, and he was docked on two count charges of criminal conspiracy and energy theft.

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He was arrested alongside his younger brother, Suleiman Aliyu Getso who is now at large for stealing 5,500 KWH of energy valued at N101,250.

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Shawai explained that the convict had consumed electricity for 15 months without payments.

The suspect pleaded guilty on the two-count charges.

Presiding magistrate, Sakina Amina Yusuf said the offense is punishable under section 97 sub section 286 sub section 2 of Panel code Law of Kano State, adding that the defendant will pay KEDCO the sum of N101,250.00 or spend one year in prison.

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She further added that the defendant will also pay the sum of N20,000 as fine or spend the six month in prison.


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