32 Year Old Man Jailed
-Trapped In Electricity Theft
A 32 year old man, Prince Bridge, has been sentenced to six months in jail by the Bushrod Island Magisterial Court for impersonating as an employee of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC).
Bridge was arrested recently in the township of Caldwell while impersonating and extorting money from residents under the falsehood of connecting their homes. The LEC reiterates that the arrest and trial of Bridge was a reinforcement of its campaign against electricity theft, adding that it will use the full vigor of the law in dealing with individuals found impersonating as employees of LEC or engaging in power theft.
The Management of the LEC has warned the public not to do business with anyone requesting money to connect them to the national electricity grid. “These unscrupulous individuals are criminals. The public is encouraged to notify the LEC or the nearest police station to report any incident of such unsanctioned practice,” the Management warned.
Meanwhile, the LEC has assured the public of its commitment to increasing access to reliable and affordable electricity throughout the country.