Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has warned its customers to refrain from engaging in illegal connection to avoid facing the full wrath of the law. The warning followed the arraignment of one Olanrewaju Adeleke before the Court 2, Sikiru Adagun Magistrate Court House, Ajegunle. Adeleke was apprehended for unlawful reconnection of Power & Life Christian Mission, a Church in the Amukoko area of Lagos.
The accused pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of conspiracy to commit felony to wit and malicious damage/stealing of property belonging to Eko Electricity Distribution Company and applied for bail. The Magistrate, O.O. Olatunji granted Adeleke bail in the sum of N100,000 and two sureties with verifiable addresses, gainfully employed with evidence of tax remittance. 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 General Manager, Corporate Communications of EKEDC, Godwin Idemudia, admonished customers to desist from the act of illegal connection and appealed to them to also report any case of extortion or bribery from staff or third-party agents to the Company.
“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”, Idemudia said.