By Hanan Ibrahim, Abeokuta
One Ayorinde Olajide a staff of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company IBEDC, , was attacked by aggrieved residents of Isale Igbeyin/Grammar school areas of Abeokuta in Ogun State.
The incident which occured Thursday 24th of April, 2020, the victim Ayorinde disclosed that he was out distributing bills to the residents who were at home due to the lockdown when he was attacked.
“I was busy distributing electricity bills to houses around Isale -Igbehin and Grammar School area of Abeokuta while I was attacked by a group of people asking me to stop the unnecessary distribution of bills, before I could even explain to them, they started throwing stones at me which affected my left eye” he said
He added that he was badly beaten without pity for discharging his 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.” he said.
The spokesperson of Ogun State police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi has confirmed the incident to Liberty news adding that two suspects were arrested and are currently being interrogated at Ibara police station in Abeokuta, the state capital.