Save us from ikedc extortion
Omoniwa ayobamidele, 3, Oduyemi street, anifowoshe, ikeja, lagos state, +23480 59001:
I write on behalf of the individuals who subscribed and purchased residential housing units, (approximately nine apartments) known as “GLORY COURT” within Omole Phase 1 Estate, Ikeja.
We write out of the frustration we are experiencing in securing prepaid meters for our apartments and to cry out over the incessant outrageous electricity bill of N500,000 we receive monthly for our apartments.
After several meetings and deliberations with the Ikeja Electric team and customer service unit at the Head Office and the IKDC Business Unit Managers for our area, nothing has been done, till date, to address our application for the installation of prepaid meters.
The most painful part in all of this travail is the continuous exploitation and fraudulent practices of the IKEDC personnel who are responsible for metering our residence. Aside from being on estimated billing for several months, we have now consistently received outrageous bills of between N400,000 and N500,000 every month since the IKEDC officials fraudulently installed an industrial MD meter meant for a commercial business with a high commercial tariff when we are only a private residence with no business or commercial operation taking place in our private homes.
Last September, they told us to write requesting the Industrial MD meter to be removed from our private apartments and to convert our transformer to a public use instead of the private use they assigned to us; since then, nothing has been done.
Whilst we have consistently protested this outrageous bill and our cry has fallen on dear hears and we are consistently disconnected from the electricity source without any resolution or solution. Once we make payment with the hope that the matter would be addressed appropriately yet nothing was done with loads of several broken promises accompanied with lies, deception and very condescending customer service.
Going by the economic situation of our country, we are tired and we have got to the end point. It is not sustainable for us to be paying over N500,000 monthly on electricity.
We can’t afford to pay this again; this is clear case of exploitation and fraud. Yet, they keep disconnecting us if we don’t pay and no solution in sight.