Lagos Residents Detain Ikeja Electric Officer, Vehicle Over Estimated Billing
Some residents of Osundairo area of Agege, Lagos have held a staff member of Ikeja Electric hostage over hike in electricity tariff and estimated billing.
The residents, who claimed to have been disconnected for about a month, said they were shocked when the Marketing Manager of IE, Dopemu office, brought to the community electricity bills for the month on Tuesday.
In expressing their anger, the residents seized him and his operational vehicle as they demanded immediate rectification of the hike in their electricity tariff.
It was gathered that the marketing manager was rescued hours after police officers were deployed to the area to prevent the breakdown of law and order.
The residents, however, refused to let go of the operational vehicle as they insisted that IE must stop exploiting them through estimated billing and hike in electricity bills.