3 In Court For Assaulting PHCN Officials

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Three men were on Wednesday brought before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court for assaulting officials of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) while performing their official duties.

The names of the accused persons are Godfrey Endurance, 22, Ihonre Samson, 32 and Ayodeji Adeoye, 30, all of Onakoya St, Mende, Maryland, Lagos.

Godfrey is a security man, Ihonre is a public servant, while Ayodeji is a civil servant. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Ihiehie Lucky told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on March 13 at No 1-5 Otunba Onakoya St, Mende- Maryland in Lagos State.

He said that on that faithful day at about 4:00 p.m, Mr Fapehi Gabriel, a staff of PHCN, came to the Anthony Police Station to report the

“Early on the same day, the complainant and some of his colleagues went to the above mentioned address on official duty to disconnect light in the house of those having outstanding bills with the company.

“They set up their ladder on one of the poles and proceeded when Godfrey, a security man in the compound, dragged down the ladder with Mr Fapehi on it.

“Ayodeji held the complainant by the neck questioning the authenticity of their assignment. “Ihonre came and held the PHCN officials hostage until they reconnected the light before they were allowed to leave.

The prosecutor said that the offences were contrary to Sections 409, 166 (b) and 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2011. The three accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Magistrate, Mrs O.S Amzat, granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N20, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum. The matter was later adjourned to April 24 for mention.

Source: PM News

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