Oghara community drags BEDC to Court over-estimated bills, total blackout


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By Kparobo Ehvwubare—Oghara
President Muhammadu Buhari anti-corruption fight would be an effort in futility, if the power sector is not investigated, especially the alleged massive swindling of unsuspecting Nigerians on daily basis by distribution companies, following an alleged estimated bills being distribution companies.
Oghara protesters at the Court premises
Pained by the development, Edjemuoyavwe community in Oghara, Ethiope west local government of Delta State today, July 3, 2018 dragged the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC to Court over what they described as oppression, hunger and anguish melted on them by the Business Manger, Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC.

Ayewe Eghweree, addressing newsmen at the Court premises
The Oghara community dragged BEDC with Suit number HCH/29/2018, before a State High Court sitting in Oghara under the Lordship of Justice P. N. Obanor (Mrs.), demanding for explanation on why they are have been in total darkness for over seven months, when they have paid up to date as at when the community was disconnected.
One of the community that has been overtaken by weeds
The community was also in Court to demand for month by month explanation of the bills sent to them, which the BEDC refused to make available to them until they wrote to them through their lawyer.

Counsel to Edjemuoyavwe community, Bar. Tony Ejumejowo who spoke to newsmen at the Court premises noted that his clients has been in total darkness for over seven months now, stressed that they are in Court for BEDC to explain the perimeter used to arrived at the N176,760,000 being owned by his clients as alleged by BEDC.
Estimated bills issued to the community and was obtained by our correspondent
Ejumejowo ESQ noted that his clients have being paying their bills, wondering the rationale why BEDC would disconnect his clients for over seven months now, a development that has paralyzed business activities in the community.

When the case was called for mention, both parties were represented in Court, the presiding judge, Justice P.N Obanor (Mrs.) adjourned the matter to 31th July, 2018 for hearing.

The Court premises was besieged with protesters who stormed the Court to register the untold hardship, hunger, anguish and oppression BEDC has allegedly melted on them.
One of the protesters that stormed the Court premises, Mrs. Ayewe Eghweree appealed to all relevant authourites to wade into the situation with the view of restoring electricity power back to the community.
Effort to obtain comments for the Lead Counsel to BEDC, Mr. Peter A. Akhatesokhe ESQ was abortive as he declined comments.

  

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