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Alleged Electricity theft: Court adjourns case against Abuja property developer until April 15

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By Wando Sombo

The electricity theft case filed by the Federal Government against an Abuja Property Developer, Mr Cecil Osakwe has been adjourned until April 15.

The case, filed before Justice Binta Nyako at the Federal High Court, Abuja was slated for hearing on Thursday, however, it didn’t go on as the court did not sit.

Counsel in the matter, after agreeing, picked April 15 for continuation of trial in the case.

The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the Federal Government dragged Osakwe to court over alleged N11 million electricity theft.

In the charge, Osakwe was said to have tampered with electricity metres which resulted in the loss of N11 million revenue to the government thereby, committing an offence contrary to Section 1(10) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act.

Osakwe was said to have been caught by officials of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, (AEDC) for allegedly stealing electricity at various properties including his residence.

The defendant, however, challenged  the legality of the task force that investigated the process leading to his arraignment.

He claimed that the said task force was unknown to the law.

He drew the attention of the court to a pending suit challenging the panel that carried out the investigation.(NAN) www.nannews.ng

Edited by Sadiya Hamza

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