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Electric workers bitten, assaulted by erring consumers.

Terhemen Abua with reports from Vanguard.

 

Kemi Shopade, 28, resident of Alaguntan, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos is standing trial for conspiracy and assault, before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, as she is alledgedly said to have assaulted two Ikeja Electric workers that wanted to disconnect her electricity wire.

 

The Prosecutor, Sergeant Godwin Awase, said that the accused committed the offences on Nov. 24, at her residence, stating also that the accused and two others, who had yet to be apprehended, assaulted two workers of Ikeja Electric-John Oluwole and Uwaoman Ibiam.

 

According to him, the accused beat up and bit the complainants while performing their official duty.

 

Awase said that the complainants disconnected the electricity supply of the accused over unpaid electricity bills since the beginning of the year, descended on the complainants when they disconnected her power supply.

 

“The two other men who are still at large joined her in beating the complainants, and in the process, the accused bit the complainants”, he added.

 

The offences contravened Sections 174 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015(Revised), with Section 174 prescribing three years jail term for a person guilty of assault.

 

The accused, however, pleaded innocence of the offences and was granted bail in the sum of N20,000 with two sureties in like sum.

 

Magistrate J.A. Adigun, said that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government. He adjourned the case

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