Court remands three in prison for assaulting EKEDC worker
Three suspects have been remanded to Kirikiri Prison pending perfection of their bail by a Magistrate court in Ogba for assaulting and harassing an Eko Electricity Distribution Company’s Linesman under the Mushin Business District of the power utility company.
According to a statement released by Eko Electricity Distribution Company, the accused – Karimoh Aliu, Halimat Idowu and Bode Olajokun – were arraigned in court on August 16, 2018 and pleaded not guilty on a three-count charge of unlawful conspiracy to commit conduct likely to cause breach of peace, felony and inflict injury.
According to the statement, it was revealed that the defendants assaulted one Olayinka Morenikeji while he was going about his lawful duty of revenue collection for the company on July 26 and 27, 2018.
EKEDC’s Corporate Communications General Manager, Godwin Idemudia, stated that the accused were notorious for mobilising the community against the power utility company and were responsible for leading the assault on its staff and unlawfully restricting him from carrying out his activities on those days.