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EKEDC laments increasing assault on staff

By Kehinde Olatunji
02 December 2022   |   4:31 am
Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), yesterday, cried out against assault on its staff while on duty, calling it barbaric and inhumane. Chief spokesperson for the electricity distribution company, Godwin Idemudia, in a statement, lamented the assault on Sanmi Mathew Akanni, a driver with the Ikate zone team under its Orile district on November 29. 2022.…

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Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), yesterday, cried out against assault on its staff while on duty, calling it barbaric and inhumane.
Chief spokesperson for the electricity distribution company, Godwin Idemudia, in a statement, lamented the assault on Sanmi Mathew Akanni, a driver with the Ikate zone team under its Orile district on November 29. 2022.

Idemudia stated that Akanni was assaulted by one Mr. Ayomide Oyebanjo after an illegal connection was discovered. He said: “While in the process of disconnecting the illegal connection, bottles were broken by Oyebanjo and the driver, Akanni was stabbed severally. We have pictorial evidence to prove this.

“The case was immediately reported at Itire Police Station by the company’s District Legal Officer and the culprit was arrested. He was charged to court on Wednesday November 30, refused bail and remanded at Ikoyi Correctional centre. Meanwhile, Akanni is on admission and receiving treatment at a hospital in Lagos.”

Idemudia expressed dissatisfaction with these inhumane acts and stated that the company has a zero-tolerance policy on assault and will to go to the full extent of the law to ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

He stressed that the company is currently implementing initiatives to reduce the number of assaults on staff and encouraged customers to assist the company in its fight against assault and other unlawful activities.

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