Eko Electricity Distribution Company has warned its customers to refrain from illegal connection to avoid prosecution.
The warning followed the arraignment of one Olanrewaju Adeleke before Court 2, Sikiru Adagun Magistrate Court, Ajegunle, Lagos State, for unlawful reconnection at Power and Life Christian Mission, a church in the Amukoko area of the state.
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 EKEDC and applied for bail.
The magistrate, Mr. O. Olatunji, granted Adeleke bail in the sum of N100,000 and two sureties with verifiable addresses, gainfully employed with evidence of tax remittance.
Olatunji ordered the immediate arrest and arraignment of the pastor of the church that was the beneficiary of the illegal act and adjourned the case till Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
The General Manager, Corporate Communications of EKEDC, Godwin Idemudia, admonished customers to desist from illegal connection and to also report any case of extortion or bribery from staff or third party agents via the company’s whistleblower platform email@example.com 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,” Idemudia said.