HUH? Retired Army General Pulls Out Gun On Electricity Officials Over Disconnection Of His Light

Date: 28-05-2018 10:49 am (2 years ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
- at 28-05-2018 10:49 AM (2 years ago)

A retired Army General who allegedly pulled a gun and threatened to shoot some staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, would be prosecuted for assault and attempted murder.

The company’s GM, Corporate Communications, Godwin Idemudia, told journalists in Lagos, yesterday, that the retired general, on May 24, allegedly forced EKEDC staff who disconnected electricity supply to reconnect power to his Ikoyi, Lagos residence, at gunpoint.

Mr. Idemudia said EKEDC officials had disconnected power supply to the general’s house over unpaid electricity bill. He was a one-time chairman of Military Pensions Board.

He said the incident attracted a large crowd from the neighbourhood when the ex-soldier shot into the air.

Narrating the incident, Idemudia said the company’s disconnection crew had served security guards at the general’s house at 19A, Lugard Street, Ikoyi, with disconnection order when they could not produce proof of payment.

He said power supply to the house was subsequently disconnected. According to him, the disconnection crew was still within the neighbourhood when the general drove down in a Toyota Avalon car, blocked the crew’s van and brought out a loaded pistol and shot into the air. His words:

“The crew members were thus forced to reconnect the General’s house since he was threatening that he would shoot the leader of the team if his house was not reconnected immediately.

“The general’s action was most unfortunate, especially coming from someone that was supposed to be a highly respected citizen.”

The Eko Disco spokesman said the company would not fold its arms and watch some people abuse their position and privilege to harass its officials, while performing their lawful duties.

According to him, “our company is duly licensed to perform the duty of supplying electricity and collecting revenue for services rendered and no one, no matter how highly placed, has the right to prevent us from performing our lawful duties.

“Our legal department is already working on it. Unknown to the General, we have every-thing on video and will pursue this to its logical conclusion.”

Posted: at 28-05-2018 10:49 AM (2 years ago) | Hero
- ruthie at 28-05-2018 11:10 AM (2 years ago)
useless people ...that is how they go about disconnecting people's power without notice...
Posted: at 28-05-2018 11:10 AM (2 years ago) | Hero
- Otikadinje at 28-05-2018 11:34 AM (2 years ago)
He should have blown their phurking head off

Posted: at 28-05-2018 11:34 AM (2 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- Mykie010 at 28-05-2018 12:38 PM (2 years ago)
nice one, my dog is now big. by the way I named my ru......
Posted: at 28-05-2018 12:38 PM (2 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- nature7888 at 28-05-2018 01:24 PM (2 years ago)
 Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 28-05-2018 01:24 PM (2 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- slimber at 28-05-2018 02:07 PM (2 years ago)
Very good
Posted: at 28-05-2018 02:07 PM (2 years ago) | Hero


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