Lekki Tollgate killings: EKEDC denies responsibility for power outage


By Ikenna Omeje

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has denied responsibility for the power outage that occurred at the Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

It would be recalled that some End SARS protesters were shot at the tollgate, after the lights and cameras were allegedly switched off.

In a statement by the General Manager, Corporate Communications, Godwin Idemudia,  EKEDC said that it does not handle power supply to the tollgate, as the tollgate  gets its power supply through IPPs.

The statement reads: “It has come to our attention that there are reports circulating that we handle electricity supply to the Lekki Toll Gate and as such we were seen as culpable for switching off power supply before the gruesome events that took place on the 20th of October, 2020. We are greatly saddened by the turn of events.

“We will like to RESPECTFULLY and CATEGORICALLY STATE THAT EKEDC DOES NOT HANDLE POWER SUPPLY TO THE LEKKI TOLL GATE and the Toll Gate independently generates their own power supply through IPPs. The rest of the Lekki area supplied by EKEDC had power supply from us throughout the night save for any areas where there were technical faults.

“We are extremely saddened by the turn of events yesterday and we stand with all well meaning Nigerians who want a better future for our dear nation.

“EKEDC Management vows to continue to provide best possible electricity supply, customer service and fault resolution for as long as it is safe for our staff to leave their homes/families and arrive at their work locations safely.

“Thank you all as we trust you will partner with us to ensure supply of electricity is kept intact to protect the valuable lives of Lagosians.”

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