The MD/CEO of Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Engr. Adeoye Fadeyibi has decried the growing spate of violent attacks on staff of the company in some communities within the company’s operational territory.
Engr. Fadeyibi expressed his disaffection against what he described as the ugly trend, while briefing press men on the arrest of a man alleged to have inflicted matchete cut on a staffer of the company, during official duties at Petedo area of Agabara, Ogun State under the Agbara/Badagry Business District of the company.
The suspect was said to have committed the offence when the victim, in company of some of his colleagues, was in the area to effect disconnection of defaulters of EKEDC electricity bill.
While commending the efforts of the police in getting the suspect arrested, the Eko Disco MD expressed the confidence that other accomplices in the case would soon be apprehended by the police and brought to book accordingly. He further said the company would explore all legal means to ensure that perpetrators of such criminal acts would not go unpunished.
Speaking further, Fadeyibi disclosed that apart from working with law enforcement agencies to get perpetrators of physical attack arrested, the company’s legal department has been instructed to ensure diligent prosecution of cases of violent attack on staffers of the company.
The Eko Disco chief helmsman then advised those who have complaint against the conduct of any of the company’s staffer to explore the various platforms provided by the company for customers to lodge their complaints instead of resorting to violent attack.