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  • Updated: November 04, 2022

Meter Bypass: Two Middle Aged-Women Arrested In Benin As Two Others Flee

Meter Bypass: Two Middle Aged-Women Arrested In Benin As Two

Bright Isibor and Evelyn Eriamator, two middle-aged women were detained by the Edo State Police Command on Friday for allegedly bypassing their prepaid meters in Benin.

While conducting a normal search of the Benin metropolis electricity distribution accompanied by a team of police officers and employees from Benin Electricity Distribution PLC, they made the finding which led to the arrest of two women while two others fled.

Speaking to newsmen after the exercise in Benin, the Corporate Communications Officer, Evelyn Gbiwen, said the exercise was to ensure that all revenue came to the company.

Gbiwen said, “We just went on a drive to make sure those people who engage in criminal infractions on BEDC meters are brought to book. We did a petition to the Commissioner of Police and within 48 hours, he approved it.

“We want to keep arresting these people to serve as a deterrent to those who are engaging in criminal infractions such as bypass, illegal connection, load diversion and others.

“The new management of the BEDC is not going to take kindly to any infraction that will lead to loss of revenue.

"We have a target to take this company out of the hood within a very, very short time.

“I want to thank the media for joining us in this crusade against those people who keep on stealing our energy.

"We want to make sure that whatever energy we sell, the revenue comes to the company, not to individual pockets.

“We have just started, over the next few weeks about 14 people will be arrested and prosecuted we have already identified them,” she said.

She added that the process was still going on in Edo, Delta, Ondo, and Ekiti and that the focus was on dishonest employees.

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