An official of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Mr Dele Ogundele, has been hospitalised after he was allegedly brutalised by a police sergeant attached to a house reportedly owned by a former Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar.
According to Newsmen, the mobile policeman, Attah Aninoko, on Thursday dragged down Ogundele from an electric pole opposite the house and beat him up for disconnecting power to the house of the former IG.
Ogundele’s leg was allegedly broken by the sergeant, who was reported to have boasted that “nothing will happen.” The matter was said to have been reported to the police at the Ikoyi division and the sergeant was arrested.
The Head of Corporate Communications Department, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Mr. Godwin Idemudia, who confirmed the incident, said the sergeant had been detained.
He explained that the house of the former IG owed a bill of N154,693.85. Idemudia said because the policeman was armed, other officials of the electricity distribution company were helpless and could only watch their colleague being brutalised.
“When Aninoko was taken to the station, he started boasting that nothing would come out of the case. We believe that nobody is above the law. The case should not be swept under the carpet. The Divisional Police Officer has assured us that justice would be served,” Idemudia added.
The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, however denied that Ogundele’s leg was broken, adding that the power company was being mischievous.