A Maiduguri businessman, Dabarju Anarju, has been arrested for illegally tapping power from an electricity installation meant to power streetlights for use in his ice shop.
He was accused of using the streetlights supply to run heavy duty equipment in his shop located at NUJ, New GRA, selling cold drinks, ice blocks and other provisions. He was also accused of illegally extending the space of his shop into an unauthorized territory, encroaching on a public road.
For this, he was both arrested by men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps and his shop later brought down by the Borno Geographic Information System on Tuesday, June 21.
According to Engr. Adam B. Bababe, the executive secretary of BOGIS, the demolition followed failure of the man to comply with several notices he was served with, in compliance with the laws establishing the agency.