Delta residents storm streets with generators to protest power outage.

Some residents of Sapele area of Delta state, Thursday took to the streets to protest a total blackout in the area.


Power supply had been crippled in the area for weeks following the drop in the nation’s power generation capacity from 3,959 megawatts to 3,751.90 megawatts due to dearth of gas.


But the residents, who said they were tired of darkness, took to the streets with generating sets on their heads during the demonstration.


They questioned the Benin Electricity company, BEDC over the continuous power outage which they said had been dragging for months without an improvement


They displayed placards such as ‘No light, no bill payment. BEDC na thief’, ‘We don tire for darkness.’


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DAILY POST had reported that commercial activities in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja have been crippled following total blackout in most parts of the nation’s capital.


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Man Bags 12 Months Imprisonment For Stealing Generator

An Edo State Magistrates’ Court, at Egor in Benin, on Tuesday sentenced a 22-year-old man, Kingsley Friday, to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour for stealing an Elepaq generator.

The Magistrates, Mrs Igho Braimoh, sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing and begged for leniency.

Prosecutor Osayomwanbor Omoruyi had told the court that Friday, with others at large, committed the offence at about 10 p.m., at No. 9 Igiedo Str., Uselu Quarters, Benin, on Oct. 16.

Omoruyi said the convict stole one Elepaq generator valued N25, 000, belonging to Victor Oghenekone.

He said the offence contravened sections 516 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code.


Man bags 12 months imprisonment for stealing generator