Eko DISCOs Staff Battered Over Attempt To Disconnect Residents

Posted on September 18, 2016

CYRIACUS IZUEKWE
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Two staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Eko DISCO have escaped death after they were battered by angry residents of Ola Street in Itire area of Lagos, Nigeria when they went to disconnect electricity to their homes over unpaid bill.

The victims, Emili Chucks and Okunyaso Austin, were about to climb a pole to disconnect electricity supply to the consumers in the street over accumulated bills as directed by the management when they were attacked.

P.M. EXPRESS gathered that angry residents came out and mobilized themselves to attack the victims and pulled down the ladder and sent them away after assaulting them.

Our correspondent gathered that the residents were angry that they are not supplied electricity, yet every month, the DISCO gives them outrageous bills and expect them to pay.

It also gathered that the residents complained about the epileptic power supply and estimated crazy bill in the area and they were ignored. They had vowed that they will not pay any bill until the electricity company addresses their plight. While this was going on, the victims went to disconnect the residents and they were attacked and seriously injured.
The matter was reported to the police at Itire division but when they stormed the place, those who carried the assault were no longer there.
One of the suspects, Saheed Oladepo was later arrested in connection with the attack and charged with assault, obstruction and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace under the Criminal Code.
At the Isolo Magistrates’ court where he was arraigned, he pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs A. O. Adedayo granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Oladepo was later remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri pending when he will perfect the bail.
The matter was adjourned till 5 October 2016.

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