- After its officials were allegedly threatened with a gun by a retired army general, Eko Electricity Distribution Company has said that the general will be prosecuted
- This was disclosed by the spokesperson for the company, Godwin Idemudia
- Officials of the company were allegedly threatened with a gun after disconnecting the electricity supply to his residence
The spokesperson for the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Godwin Idemudia, has said that a retired army general, Major General Bitrus Kwaji, who allegedly pulled a gun and threatened to shoot some workers of the company, will be prosecuted for attempted murder.
Idemudia said this on Sunday, May 27 that the retired general on May 24 allegedly forced EKEDC officials who disconnected electricity supply to reconnect power to his Ikoyi, Lagos residence, at gunpoint, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com notes that the spokesperson said that officials of EKEDC had disconnected power supply to the general's residence on Lugarid street, Ikoyi, over unpaid electricity bill.
According to Idemudia, the officials were still in the neighbourhood when they were waylaid by the general, who drove down in a Toyota Avalon car. He said the general brought out a loaded pistol and shot into the air.
The spokesperson said: “The crew members were forced to reconnect the general’s house since he threatened that he would shoot the leader of the team if his house was not reconnected."
Idemudia said that the company would not sit back and watch the harassment of its officials while discharging their duties.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that hundreds of women from Alaba-Oro, Mosafejo and Amukoko area of Lagos on Thursday, April 5, stormed the Marina headquarters of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) and protested over six-year epileptic power supply.
The all-women protesters prevented workers and visitors from entering EKEDC premises and caused traffic gridlock on the ever-busy Lagos Marina.
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