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Club guard arrested for illegal detention of EKEDC Staff

A guard with a very popular nightclub in Victoria Island, Lagos, was arrested by the police over illegal detention of some members of staff Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, within the premises of the club.

Detained EKEDC operation vehicle

An eye witness report said the Eko Disco staff had gone into the premises of the night club on revenue collection duty after discovering it was owing the company a huge sum of five million naira.

The report added that on sighting the Eko Disco staff and knowing their mission, club guard and some other workers in the club, locked the gate on the men and the operational vehicle that conveyed them to the place.

All entreaties for the gate to be opened were said to have been rebuffed by the guard and his colleagues. The detained men had to call the Head Office in Marina from where the police were alerted before going to the night club to free the detained men.

Confirming the incident, a source at the Ahmadu Bello Police Station said, investigation into the incident was ongoing and all involved in the illegal act would be arrested and charged to court accordingly.

Speaking on the incident, Eko Disco spokesman, Mr. Godwin Idemudia, said the company would not tolerate any form of harassment of its staff while on official duty no matter how highly placed the persons involved might be.

He advised members of the public against such acts and reiterated that the company would explore all possible legal avenues to bring perpetrators of attack on its staff to book in accordance with the law of the land.


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