Some technicians from Ikeja Electric have been attacked by a resident of Itele area of the Iju-Atan Ilogbo Local Council Development Area of Ogun State on Friday.
The young man attacked the staff while trying to disconnect power supply to his residence.
As shown in viral online video, the resident had engaged one of the technicians in a fist fight, after which he went to get a machete from his apartment, and attacked another of the technicians.
The footage showed the man beating the the technician with the machete before he was dragged away by other residents.
Condemning the incident, the Public Relations Officer, Ikeja Electric, Felix Ofulue, said investigations were ongoing on the matter and that the firm would explore all legal means to seek redress.
Ofulue said, “We strongly condemn the rising spate of attacks on our employees. It is simply unacceptable that they should be attacked while carrying out their legitimate duties. Security personnel are doing their job about it; investigations are ongoing and when the report is out, we will explore all legal means possible to seek redress and we won’t take it lightly.
“As a responsible organisation, we have provided multiple redress channels through which customers can express themselves. Even the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has provided a forum for dissatisfied customers to further seek resolution. So, to brutally attack our people in this manner displays a total disregard for humanity, a situation that we will not take lightly.
“Our commitment to providing our customers quality service is sacrosanct; however, Ikeja Electric will spare no resources to bring to justice any person or group of persons, who take the law into their hands by inflicting bodily harms on any of its employees. We will go as far as the law permits as we are duty bound to do.”