62-year-old woman pushes EKEDC employee off ladder

A 62-year-old woman, Yemisi Olukemi, who allegedly pushed an Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) staff off a ladder while on an electricity pole, on Tuesday appeared before the Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The defendant, whose residential address was not given, is being tried on a three-count charge of attempted murder, illegal reconnection of power and breach of public peace.

The prosecutor, Insp Christopher Okoliko, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on January 17 at No 46, Bolaji Banwo St., Aguda Surulere, Lagos.

Mr Okoliko alleged that the defendant attempted to kill one Abolore Muritala, a staff of EKEDC and complainant, while he was performing his duty.

He said the defendant, by her act, caused a breach of public peace when she pushed Muritala off the ladder.

Mr Okoliko submitted that the defendant also reconnected her electricity wires to the EKEDC poles after her service lines were disconnected.

Mr Okoliko said the offences contravene sections 168 (d), 230 and 340 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The chief magistrate, Olubunmi Gbenga, granted the defendant N30,000 bail with one responsible surety in a like sum.

She adjourned the matter until February 20 for a substantive trial.


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