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Nigerian Police, Arrest Imam, Others For Protesting Against Mass Electricity Disconnection, Unfair Bills

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Nigerian Police, Arrest Imam, Others For Protesting Against Mass Electricity Disconnection, Unfair Bills

Inconvenience began when the power conveyance organization brought “insane and outlandish” assessed charging, in the midst of its refusal to give prepaid meters to most power purchasers in Agege.

Agents of the Nigeria Police Power, Lagos State order, have been blamed for threatening and scaring occupants of Agege people group for challenging the mass separation of power light by the administration of the Ikeja Electric company.The agents were claimed to have dove on the fighting local area, for opposing authorities of the Ikeja Electric drove by one Emmanuel from the mass detachment on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, which originated from over charging.

SaharaReporters assembled that inconvenience began when the power dispersion organization brought “insane and outlandish” assessed charging, in the midst of its refusal to give prepaid meters to most power buyers in Agege.

A source let SaharaReporters know that continuation of the refusal to meter the houses; they thusly would not cover the assessed bills.

“Presently Ikeja Electric left on mass separation which individuals opposed, requesting that their homes ought to rather be metered. Following fights, police agents came and began dogging individuals, and captured two heads of the area, Alfa Saheed Fatai, and Odewale Jamiu.”

Yet, a common liberties association, the Mission for Vote based and Laborers Freedoms (CDWR) has censured the police assault on the local area, depicting the capture of Alfa Saheed, the Imam of Ladoje Mosque, Agege and Odewale Jamiu on early morning of Wednesday as inadmissible.

The gathering in proclamation gave on Wednesday, and made accessible to SaharaReporters, unveiled that the cops from the Abattoir Divisional Base camp, Oko Oba Agege conveyed the capture and intrusion of the local area at the command of Ikeja Electric.Signed by the Public Administrator and Public Exposure Secretary, Friend Rufus Olusesan and Chinedu Bosah, separately, CDWR uncovered that the Imam was captured inside the mosque in the wake of driving early morning supplications.

It requested their prompt and unrestricted delivery.

The assertion mostly read, “We likewise request a finish to the false assessed charging, issuance of prepaid meters and an inversion of the privatization of the power area and for the re-nationalization of the power area under equitable specialists control and the executives.

“We approach the Magistrate of Police, Lagos State to halt from utilizing men of the police who are funded through the public handbag as hooligans of private power companies.”We likewise caution Ikeja Electric, specifically, the Emmanuel Undertaking Director Tajudeen Musa Stanley to cease from mass detachment particularly in a circumstance of unfortunate power supply and unjustifiable and manipulative assessed charging.

“The foundation to this capture was the mass disengagement set out upon by Emmanuel undertaking of Ikeja Electric yesterday Tuesday, 20 September 2022 and these mass separation depended on insane and ridiculous assessed charging and refusal to give prepaid meters to most power purchasers in Agege.

“The CDWR remains in fortitude with the local area individuals opposing abuse by power organizations and other specialist co-ops and we will follow up this case until the captured and kept people recover opportunity, all charges dropped and triumph is accomplished.”

In the interim endeavors to get the response of the Lagos Police Order’s representative SP Benjamin Hundeyin, were fruitless as he didn’t accept his calls.

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