Court remands woman in prison for assault on electricity workers
By Felix Kuyinu
A woman has been arrested and remanded in prison following her attempt to stop electricity officials from disconnecting her light at her residence.
Uchechi Nwokenobi was apprehended by the Police at Ejigbo Division after some staff members of the Ikeja Electric (IE) made way into her residence at Alhaji Adelani Street, Ejigbo, stating her failure to pay up her bills would result to disconnection of her light and others in the area who also owed the company.
The matter resulted to a severe squabble between the suspect and the officials of the IE, who reported the events to the police for trying to prevent the officials from carrying out their duties.
The Police charged Uchechi for conduct likely to cause breach of public peace in the area and was subsequently arraigned before the Magistrates Court in Ejigbo.
The accused pleaded not guilty while the prosecutor, Inspector G. Simon, did not oppose her being granted bail and asked the court for adjournment for hearing.
The Presiding Magistrate, Kayode Layeni, subsequently granted her bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She was remanded in prison custody pending when she would be able to perfect her bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 13th August, 2018.