19 February 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos — Eko Electricity Distribution Company Limited, EKEDC is at loggerheads with Quilox nightclub over N5 million bypass debt.
According to EKEDC’s spokesperson, Mr. Godwin Idemudia on Monday, Quilox located at Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos, was found bypassing its meter, adding that the DisCo will use “all legal means” to press charges against the club.
“We are pressing charges against Quilox nite club for bypassing our meter. We are definitely going all the way to charge the nightclub to court for loss of revenue (LOR)”.
“Aside from the money the club owes EKEDC, loss of revenue fine is on the table. We are prepared to use all legal means within the law to seek redress and get our money back”.
Trouble started for Quilox club when one of its guards was arrested by the police for illegal detention of Eko Disco staff within premises of the nightclub.
Eko Disco staff had gone into the premises of the nightclub on revenue collection duty after discovering that the nightclub owes the company a huge sum of five million Naira.
However, on sighting the Eko Disco staff and knowing their mission, the club guard and some other workers in the club, locked the gate on the men and the operational vehicle that conveyed them to the place.
“All entreaties for the gate to be opened were said to have been rebuffed by the guard and his colleagues”, Idemudia added. “The detained men had to call the Head Office on Marina from where the police were alerted before going to the nightclub to free the detained men”.
Confirming the incident, police sources at the Ahmadu Bello Police Station, said the investigation into the incident was on and all involved in the illegal act would be arrested and charged to court accordingly.
“The company would not tolerate any form of harassment of its staff while on official duty no matter how highly placed the person involved might be”.
He advised members of the public against such acts and reiterated that the company would explore all possible legal avenues to bring perpetrators of the attack on its staff to book in accordance with the law of the land.