By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
A businessman/ CEO of Samwoly Guest House of No 13 Idita Street off Bode Thomas, Street, Surulere, Lagos Mr. Michael Oladipupo Ogunbiyi has threatened to institute legal action against Eko Electricity Distribution Company for victimisation and illegal disconnection.
According to him, his problem with the electricity company started when some of their staff from Orile Business District led by one Mr. Babalola assisted by. Mr. Sanya, the commercial manager and. Mr. Adeyemi Adesokan invaded his premises to not only disconnect his meter but also went ahead to disconnect him from the transformer for no just cause not minding that he was not indebted to the company.
Ogunbiyi further explained that on inquiry, the EKEDC officials claimed that they had to carry out the illegal disconnection because they were denied access to the premises which was false because they have always had unhindered access to his house.
He said, he suspects that he is being victimised because of a petition he wrote sometime ago against the unwholesome practises and extortion against one Mr. Adeyemi Adesokan.
The businessman further explained that an investigative panel headed by the Chief Compliance Officer Mrs. Sherry Adegbenro was set up to investigate his petition and at the end of their investigation, the panel confirmed that he was guilty and will be adequately punished for all his atrocities.
But to his greatest surprise, it was the same man that led the team to disconnect his premises.
Mr. Ogunbiyi stated that for this reason, he is calling on the management of EKEDC to get rid of their corrupt staff who are tarnishing the image of the company especially now that the present administration is preaching against corruption.
He also warned that if nothing was done to his complaint , the erring staff punished and his light reconnected, he will instruct his lawyers to institute legal action against the company to seek redress.