Communities file N15m suit against electricity firm over estimated billing

Communities file N15m suit against electricity firm over estimated billing

- Communities in Iba have filed a law suit against Eko Electricity Distribution Plc

- The communities charged the company to court over excessive billing rate

- They prayed the court for an order mandating the company and its co-defendant to pay N15 million for general damages and cost of action

The Confederation of Iba Communities has dragged Eko Electricity Distribution Plc before a Lagos high court sitting in Ikeja over "outrageous estimated electricity bills".

The communities joined the district manager of the company, Christopher Olu, as a co-defendant in the suit, Vanguard reports.

NAIJ.com notes that the communities, who prayed the court to declare the current billing rate of the defendants as excessive and outrageous, were represented by Eric Adetutu, Vincent Bakare, Opeyemi Olalekan and Abiodun Laka.

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The communities also prayed for an order mandating the defendants to pay N15 million for general damages and cost of action, and restraining the defendants from imposing, awarding or issuing bills to the claimants without issuing metering device.

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) protesting 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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