Coronavirus: IBEDC official stoned and beaten for sharing utility bills in Abeokuta
An official of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) identified as Ayorinde Olajide, was reportedly stoned and nearly beaten to death by angry youth on Thursday.
Ayorinde was stoned at for sharing electricity bills at Isale Igbeyin/Grammar School axis of Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The youths were reportedly angry over the actions of the official who is demanding payment of electricity bills during the coronavirus lockdown in the state.
“I was busy distributing electricity bills to houses when I was attacked by a group of people asking me to stop the unnecessary distribution of bills, and before I could even explain to them they started throwing stones at me which affected my left eye”, Ayorinde said.
“I was badly beaten without pity for discharging my duty, even when my boss arrived at the scene to rescue me into her vehicle, a guy came and hit me on my my left eye.
“I was later rescued by my boss who reported the attack at the Ibara Police Station after which I was taken to a nearby Hospital for medical attention.”