A Magistrate court in Ogba has ordered that three suspects be remanded in Kirikiri Prison pending perfection of their bail 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 monday, the accused, Karimoh Aliu, Halimat Idowu and Bode Olajokun were arraigned in court on August 16, 2018 where they pleaded not guilty on a three-count charge of unlawful conspiracy to commit conduct likely to cause breach of peace, and felony.
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 General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mr. 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.
Idemudia explained that Mushin District reported the case at Area ‘D’ Police Station and provided the police officers with the necessary support needed to make the arrests.
The court presided over by the Magistrate Mrs. Tanimola ordered that the accused be remanded in Kirikiri pending the perfection of a bail in the sum of N50,000 and provision of a reasonable surety from each defendant.