Landlords Protest against BEDC’s ‘Fraudulent’ Electricity Tariffs in Ekiti

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By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

Landlords and landladies resident in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest against the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) over what they termed ‘over-billing’.

The protesters, who operated under the auspices of Ado Ekiti Landlords and Ladies Electricity Consumers Association of Nigeria (ALLECA), accused the company of demanding the sum of N40,000 from landlords before proving prepaid meters, describing the action as tantamount to fraud and extortion.

The protesters, led by the Chairman of the association, Dr. Ibukun Ogundipe, started the protest march from the popular Okeyinmi junction via Ijigbo roundabout and converged on the BEDC’s office in Ado Ekiti.

Some of the placards they displayed included: ‘BEDC, Stop Oppressing Us,’ ‘We are tired of your…



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