Customer Owing Electricity Company N200,000, Assaults Officers Who Wanted To Disconnect His Service

For allegedly beating up an electricity official and damaging his ladder, a 48-year-old driver, Isaac Alegbe, was brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Courtin Lagos.
Alegbe, a resident of Ojokoro, Ijaiye, Lagos, is being tried for damage and assault.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase, told the court that the accused committed the offences on September 12 at his residence.

Awase said that the accused assaulted an official of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, Mr. Abiodun Yusuf, while he was performing his duty.
“The complainant came to disconnect the accused’s power supply for owing a bill of N200,000. The accused seized the ladder while the complainant was still on top of the pole.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 173 prescribes three-year jail term for assault, while Section 340 attracts three years for damaging public property.
Following his plea of not guilty, the magistrate, Mrs. F.F. George, released him on bail of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

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