Assault on staff: EKEDC drags troublemakers to court

The management of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says its efforts to bring individuals, who assault its staff to book, were yielded fruits.

Godwin Idemudia, General Manager, Corporate Communications of EKEDC, said this in a statement made available to The Renaissance on Monday.

Idemudia noted that the company’s legal representatives have been inundated with reports of assault, public incitement and threat to life against personnel of EKEDC in recent time.

“While we consider this very unfortunate, as a law abiding company, we sought the assistance of security agents in helping to the arrest and prosecution of these troublemakers.

“Sadly, some of them claim to be community leaders.

“This set of people have often made the company’s efforts to maintain a peaceful coexistence with customers very difficult,” the statement read in part.

Idemudia narrated how the company succeed in effecting the arrest and prosecutions of two customers in Mushin and Ijora Badia areas of Lagos.

The customers who are now facing various charges were Mr Moses Ogunleye and Mr Israel Olayinka.

“EKEDC will like to reiterate that it is committed to the provision of unrivalled service to its networks and customers but will not condone any act of violence and intimidation against its personnel as they try to discharge their lawful duties,” the general manager said.

The company also calls on community leaders to work in unison with EKEDC as we work assiduously hard to ensure better service provision to our teeming customers.

“We implore customers to use the numerous avenues we have opened to lodge complaints as well as suggestions.

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“We also assure of our readiness to work with community leaders and their followers in the discharge of our duties to ensure a better and more peaceful coexistence.”

By Oluwashina Iyanda

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