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Business owner arrested for illegally connecting his 21 fridges to streetlight power source

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One Dabarju Anarju has been arrested for making illegal connection to an electricity installation meant to power streetlights in Borno.

The businessman was accused of tapping the power source and connecting it to the 21 refrigerators in his ice shop at NUJ, New GRA, Maiduguri, Borno State.

Anarju who sells cold drinks, ice blocks and other provisions was arrested on Tuesday, June 21 by men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, after which his shop was demolished by Borno Geographic Information System (BOGIS).

Executive secretary of BOGIS, Engr. Adam B. Bababe, said the demolition followed failure of the man to comply with several notices he was served with.

According to him, the NSCDC and BOGIS received reports of the shop owner’s activities from members of the community.

Bababe also said that prior to the demolition, the shop had been marked in January for demolition, for illegal expansion into the road.

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