Lagos - The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) has alerted its consumers of fake officials who parade themselves as staff of the company.
Pekun Adeyanju, Assistant General Manager, Public Affairs, IKEDC, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the fake officials had swindled many unsuspecting consumers in the zone.
Adeyanju said two of such officials were arrested on January 30 in Magodo area of Lagos.
He said the fake officials deliberately connect or disconnect unsuspecting consumers with the aim to extort them.
Adeyanju added that the touts collect money from residents under the pretext that the money would be paid into IKEDC account.
The assistant general manager said the two fake IKEDC officials were being prosecuted by the police.
He urged customers within its zone to always request for the official identification card of any person in their premises.
Adeyanju urged the residents to report such officials to the appropriate authorities.