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Magistrate Court Sentences EKEDC Customer To 6months Jail Over Staff Assault

The Lagos Magistrate Court has sentenced a customer of Eko Electricity Distbribution Company (EKEDC) to six months in jail for assaulting a staff of the power utiility.

Mr David Adeyemi, assaulted the staff of EKEDC during a disconnection exercise at his apartment.

”The Prosecution was able to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt, that the defendant committed the offence of assault, after calling three witnesses who testified before the court.” Magistrate Miss T. A. Idowu said while handing down her judgement.

”I found the defendant guilty of count one and he, is to serve three months jail term. He is also guilty of count two which is beating the complainant, while he was on duty and he is hereby sentenced to three months imprisonment, without an option of fine.” Idowu added.

Adeyemi assaulted the staff when EKEDC staff, Dago Hammed, attempted to disconnect electricity supply to his apartment over unpaid accumulated electricty bills.

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