#OBSCURELEGALFACTS BY AROME ABU

In Nigeria, it is an offence to unlawfully gain access to electricity, either by tampering or meter bypass.

PENALTY
(1) 21 Years imprisonment.

(2) Payment of reconnection cost and administrative charges.

(3) Payment for loss of revenue by the Discos for the unauthorized consumption by paying back Bills.

SEE SECTION 1(10) OF THE MISCELLANEOUS OFFENCES ACT.

SEE ORDER 2 OF THE NIGERIAN ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION ORDER ON UNAUTHORISED TAMPERING AND BY-PASS ORDER NO: NERC/REG/41/2017.

Arome Abu is the Managing Partner of TCLP.

CAVEAT: Note that this information is provided for general enlightenment purposes and is not intended to be any form of legal advice.

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