A fake staff of Benin Electricity  Company, (BEDC) identified as Gbenga Alejo, has been reportedly beaten to coma by some residents of Oshinle quarters, in Akure metropolis.

It was gathered that Alejo, who claimed to be a BEDC staff, was beaten blue and black, by five sons of a retired school Principal, when they discovered he was a fake official.

Alejo’s was reported to have gone in company of his friend, to Oshinle area in Akure Metropolis for bill collection.

On getting to the residence of the retired Principal, the suspect reportedly asked the family to present their bill, but they declined.

An eyewitness account said one of the sons got furious and demanded for Alejo’s Identification card, which he could not produce.

The suspect was said to have found their demand offensive, and exchanged abusive words with the boys, after which he ordered his partner to place a ladder to the pole for disconnection.

Reports had it that as Alejo climbed the ladder to disconnect the family wire from the power source, the retired Principal’s sons pulled him down from the ladder and beat him up with their fist and a stick.

The source confirmed that the members of the family were suspicious, as they recently recharged their prepaid meter which costs five thousand naira monthly.

Alejo’s partner was said to have later confessed to the retired Principal’s sons , that they had  been to several houses, where some residents gave them money while others showed them their bills.

He said that luck, however, ran out on them at the Principal’s residence.

It was gathered that the fake BEDC staff has been handed over to the nearest Police station for further investigation.

Babatunde Tiamiyu

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