An employee of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Ahmed Ajagbe was brought to Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court over an allegation of defrauding customers of N181,000.
He was alleged to have defraud the customers under the pretext of helping them pay their bills.
Ajagbe is facing a five-count charge of conduct likely to cause breach of peace, collecting money under false pretenses, conversion of employers money, theft and issuance of take receipt to customers.
However, Ajagbe pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecutor, ASP Roman Unuigbe revealed to the court that the defendant, Ajagbe committed the offences between Nov. 2019 and Jan. 2020 at Mushin, Lagos State.
He said that the defendant collected N181,000 from customers in the area under the pretext of helping them pay their electricity bill, but failed to remit it to EKEDC and converted the money to his personal use.
“Ajagbe also forged fake receipt which he issued to the customers,” he said
The offences contravened Sections 168, 181, 266, 314 and 365 (2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The case was adjourned until Aug. 17 for hearing.
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