A combined team of police personnel and BEDC staff went round the Benin metropolis in search of offenders.
This was contained in a letter addressed to the Regional Manager, BEDC, Akure, on Friday by the communities.
The BEDC is among the Electricity Distribution Companies the Federal Government is seeking to take over.
The Head of Legal Services of BEDC, Lucky Ayomoto, disclosed this in a statement issued by the company in Benin yesterday.
The items, worth N113.5 million, were given out under Constituency Project Empowerment Programmes.
Aniagwu, who confirmed the development, said the decision was taken after Tuesday’s state executive council meeting.
Justifying the action, the council Chairperson, Omotunde Fajuyi, told newsmen that the decision to seal the office was necessitated by the company’s inability to pay the backlog of debts it owed the council.
The petition, filed by the Benin Electricity Distribution Plc, was scheduled for hearing on Tuesday before it was postponed indefinitely.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Abu Ejoor, the Executive Director, Commercial, made the clarification in Benin at a news conference on the new tariff for customers within BEDC franchise areas
The project, once completed, it was gathered, will change the source of supply to the recently completed 60MVA Power Transformer at Okpella TS and cut off the existing source from Okene TS under Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, which has not been reliable because of the lengthy feeder and the fact that it is not within BEDC’s control.
The Chief Head of BEDC in the state, Abel Enechaziam, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday in Benin.
Tofowomo, who made this known on Wednesday in Okitipupa, assured residents of the affected areas of uninterrupted power supply now that the bottleneck involved had been resolved.
Students of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti on Tuesday, staged a peaceful protest around Ikole community over the epileptic electricity supply by the Benin Electricity Distribution Company.
BEDC Electricity Plc on Wednesday turned out another set of 60 Graduate Trainees and 74 Technician Trainees for its 2018/19 edition in its quest at improving service delivery to customers and bridge skills gap in the power sector, even as it announced take-off locations for the Meter Asset Provider scheme in Delta State.
Funke Osibodu, the Managing Director of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, has alleged that 50 per cent of power generated in Nigeria is stolen by consumers across the country.
Landlords in Ekiti State have dragged the Benin Electricity Distribution Company to court over alleged arbitrary billing and illegal disconnection of electricity in the state.
The Management of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company said on Wednesday that it had begun enumeration of its customers in its franchise areas of Edo, Delta, Ekiti and Ondo.
The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday inaugurated the State Electricity Regulatory Act 2015, with an assurance that the incessant conflict between the Benin Electricity Distribution Company and electricity consumers in the State will soon be resolved.
The BEDC and TCN resolved that they would continue to work together as critical, dependent partners in the power sector value chain.
Speaking in response to media queries, ANED’s Executive Director for Research and Advocacy, Chief Sunday Oduntan, said the umbrella body was displeased by the recent treatment of BEDC’s Managing Director, Funke Osibodu, by the Governor during a visit by the House of Representatives Committee on Power to Edo State.