Following two weeks of living in darkness as officials of Ikeja Electric operating in the Ikorodu Area Unit disconnected power supply to Agbede community in Ikorodu area of Lagos Mainland, the aggrieved residents have cried out for help.
InsideMainland gathered that Ikeja Electric officials stormed the area weeks ago to disconnect the transformer fuse in the area leaving the area in total darkness.
Residents told InsideMainland that the move to remove the fuse was as a result of some resident’s failure to pay their electricity bills as at when due. It was learnt that the power distribution company had sent officials to warn debtors to pay up their bills.
The failure of the debtors to settle their bills led to the disconnection by Ikeja Electric, InsideMainland learnt.
Meanwhile, residents who are not owing electricity bills have condemned the move by Ikeja Electric saying the development is unprofessional.
According to Adenekan Solomon, “this is an unprofessional character by the field officials. I am not a debtor and only residents who erred should have been dealt with. I believe there should be a way to avoid this situation.”
Another resident who sells ice block in the area told InsideMainland that her “business has been fractured by the decision of the power company for over two weeks.”
She however added that power cables of the debtors should have been disconnected without the involvement of everyone else who had settled their bills.
Also, InsideMainland learnt that residents of Anibaba community in Ikorodu are currently facing a similar fate after Ikeja Electric field officials disconnected the transformer fuse in the area over a week ago.
The disconnected transformer fuse in Anibaba serves locations such as Omini Street, Eketunde Street, Aunty Kenny Street, and environs.