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Electrocution: EKEDC warns against illegal connection

EKEDC urged customers to desist from illegal connections and report any disconnection or electrical fault to the nearest business unit.

• May 15, 2022
Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC)
Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC)

On Sunday, the management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) warned its customers to refrain from illegal connections to avoid facing the full wrath of the law.

Spokesperson for EKEDC, Godwin Idemudia, gave the warning following the survival of Debo Guntoye who suffered an electric shock while engaging in an illegal connection in Badagry.

Mr Guntoye, alleged to be a member of the staff of EKEDC, survived electric shock while connecting some houses to the pole in Sowhe quarters along General Hospital Road in Badagry.

However, the general manager said that the middle-aged man was not a member of staff of EKEDC.

“We have no staff member by the name Debo Guntoye and no one seems to know anything about him in our Badagry station.

“I think this is one of the illegal connections that we are condemning.

“The activities of these vandals are really affecting the power supply to some of our customers in Lagos,” he said.

Mr Idemudia urged their customers to desist from illegal connections and report any disconnection or electrical fault to the nearest business unit within their areas.

“Our customers should make use of our whistleblowing number and platform.

“Aside from that, they should always be vigilant at all times to report to the nearest EKEDC office or police stations around them any disruption of electricity supply to their areas. All hands must be on deck,” he said.


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