A 62-year-old woman, Yemisi Olukemi, who allegedly pushed an Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) staff off a ladder, while on an electricity pole, on Tuesday appeared before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The defendant, whose residential address was not given, is being tried on a three-count charge of attempted murder, illegal reconnection of power and breach of public peace.
The Prosecutor, Insp Christopher Okoliko, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Jan. 17, at No 46, Bolaji Banwo St., Aguda Surulere, Lagos.
Okoliko alleged that the defendant attempted to kill one Abolore Muritala, a staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) and complainant, while he was performing his lawful duty.
He said that the defendant, by her act, caused a breach of public peace when she pushed Muritala off the ladder.
He submitted that the defendant also reconnected her electricity wires to the EKEDC poles after her service lines were disconnected.
The offences, Okoliko said, contravene Sections 168 (d), 230 and 340 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Olubunmi Gbenga, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N30,000 with one responsible surety in like sum.
She adjourned the matter until Feb. 20, for substantive trial.