Lockdown : Angry residents beat IBEDC official to stupor for distributing bills in Ogun


An official of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company attached to Imo unit, Ayorinde Olajide has narrated how he was almost killed by aggrieved residents for distributing electricity bill in Abeokuta ,Ogun State during lockdown. 

He revealed that he was attacked by the aggrieved residents around Isale-Igbeyin/ Grammar school areas of Abeokuta. 

He narrated that he was sent to distribute to the residents who were at home due to the lockdown currently going on in the state. 

Olajide said the residents attacked him with stones and allegedly damaged his left eye.

He explained that he was beaten and hit by suspected hoodlums while discharging his duty as IBEDC official.  

He however said he was later rescued from the scene by his boss who reported the attack to the Ibara Police station.  

He narrated, “I was busy distributing electricity bills to houses around Isale -Igbehin and Grammar School area of Abeokuta. 

“I was attacked by a group of people asking me to stop the unnecessary distribution of bills. 
“Before I could even explain to them, they started throwing stones at me which affected my left eye. 

” I was badly beaten without pity for discharging my duty, even when my boss arrived at the scene to rescue me into her vehicle, a guy came and hit me on my my left eye.  

“I was later rescued by my boss who reported the attack at the Ibara Police Station after which i was taken to a nearby Hospital for medical attention.”

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