Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has raised alarm over assault on its staff while on duty, describing it as barbaric and inhumane.
This was made known in a statement signed by Godwin Idemudia, the Chief spokesperson of the electricity distribution company following the assault of Mr. Sanmi Mathew Akanni, a staff with the Ikate zone team under its Orile district on Thursday, November 29, 2022.
Mr. Idemudia stated that Mr. Sanmi was assaulted by one Mr. Ayomide Oyebanjo after an illegal connection was discovered.
He said, “while in the process of disconnecting the illegal connection, bottles were broken by Mr. Ayomide Oyebanjo, and the driver Mr. Sanmi was stabbed severally, we have pictorial evidence to prove this”.
He said the case was immediately reported at Itire Police Station by the company’s District Legal Officer and the culprit was arrested.
He was charged to court on Wednesday, November 30th, refused bail, and remanded at Ikoyi Prison.
Idemudia expressed his aversion to the inhumane acts and stated that the company has a zero-tolerance policy on assault and will go to the full extent of the law to ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
According to the statement, the company is currently implementing initiatives to reduce the number of assaults on staff, he further encouraged customers to assist the company in its fight against assault and other unlawful activities.
Idemudia urged customers to seek more diplomatic and efficient means of settling grievances including reaching out to any of the company’s business units.