Lagos –The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has warned its customers to refrain from engaging in illegal connection or facing the full wrath of the law.
In a statement the General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, Godwin Idemudia said the warning is coming on the heels of the arraignment of one Olanrewaju Adeleke before Court 2, Sikiru Adagun Magistrate Court , Ajegunle for unlawful reconnection of Power & Life Christian Mission, a Church in the Amukoko area of Lagos state..
Idemudia stated that the accused pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of conspiracy to commit felony and malicious damage of property belonging to the company and applied for bail.
He added that the court granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 and two sureties with verifiable addresses and gainfully employed with evidence of tax remittance.
He reiterated that the Magistrate also ordered the immediate arrest and arraignment of the Pastor of the Church that was the beneficiary of the illegal act and later adjourned the case to Tuesday, 9th March 2021 for mention.
The Corporate Communications Manager admonished their customers to desist from the act of illegal connection and also appealed to them to report any case of extortion or bribery from staff or third-party agents via the Company’s ‘whistleblower platform [email protected]’ or any of its social media platforms.
“We plead with our customers to pay their bills on time to avoid the embarrassment of disconnection which may lead to being tempted to engage in illegal connection” he said.