A retired army general who allegedly pulled a gun and threatened to shoot some workers of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company will be prosecuted for attempted murder.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the company’s spokesman, Godwin Idemudia, said this and explained on Sunday that the retired general on May 24 allegedly forced EKEDC officials who disconnected electricity supply to reconnect power to his Ikoyi, Lagos residence, at gunpoint.
Idemudia said EKEDC officials had disconnected power supply to the general over unpaid electricity bill.
He added that the company’s disconnection crew cut off power at the general’s house on Lugard Street, Ikoyi, when produce proof of payment could not be produced.
He added that the disconnection crew was still in the neighbourhood when the general drove down in a Toyota Avalon car, waylaid the crew van, brought out a loaded pistol and shot into the air.
“The crew members were forced to reconnect the general’s house since he threatened that he would shoot the leader of the team if his house was not reconnected,” he said.
The Eko Disco spokesman said the company would not fold its arms and allowed its officials to be harassed while performing their lawful duties.