EKEDC warns against illegal connection
The warning followed the arraignment of one Olanrewaju Adeleke before 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 General Manager, Corporate Communications of EKEDC, Godwin Idemudia, admonished customers to desist from illegal connection and report any case of extortion or bribery from staff or third-party agents via the company’s whistleblower platform 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.
MEANWHILE, one Stephen Akerele was arraigned before the Magistrate Court 3 situated in the Epe area of Lagos on a two-count charge for impersonating the Chairman, Board of Directors of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Mr. Charles Momoh.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Idemudia who described the act as unlawful, improper and deceitful.
He said, “The accused put a call through to one of our staff in charge of a customer’s area and claimed to be the Chairman, Board of Directors of the company and directed him to reconnect a disconnected customer.”
Idemudia reiterated the company’s commitment to ensuring that perpetrators of unlawful acts are brought to book to serve as a deterrence to others. He advised customers and the entire public to steer clear of acts that could put them in contravention of law and order.
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