Henry Ajagbawa’s led PHED threatened to deal with Dez Mayorz for writing about them.
– Innocent said the management are ready to deal with Dez Mayorz Media for always writing against them.
One mr. Innocent who led the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Plc. team from Sars road office to Eagle Island, threatened Dez Mayorz correspondent, Okoye Chidiebele for always writing against them, he said.
“….u said u be blogger or journalist, do you have money? Do you have N10m?. We are ready to deal with you, next time, you will stay away from what doesn’t concern you”.
Okoye Chidiebele has been consistently writing about some of the corrupt practices of PHED he notices.
Okoye Chidiebele Narrates his recent ordeal with PHED workers:
In July 2020, PHED staff (Clinton), fully armed with gunmen brutally attacked me (Dez Mayorz Media/ (Chidiebele), tore my clothes and broke my phone for trying to video of their malpractice.
I filled a petition and arrested Clinton with the State SCID where PHED lawyers bailed him.
I didn’t get justice nor my phone…..
I didn’t chicken out but continue to talk out about PHED practices for them to do better.
Tried severally to meet with the director, Henry Ajagbawa, but to no avail.
On 11th May, 2022, PHED staff led by Innocent came to my compound in Eagle Island.
I opened the compound gate for them and was with them for about an hour as they discovered 3 bypass meters, which mine wasn’t part of it (As of that time) and then later left to work.
When I came back after 4 hours, they were still in the compound smiling, merrying and exchanging vehicles batteries with my compound co-tenants.
(I wonder what they are doing in same compound for 5 hours).
When I went to my room, I noticed a paper they served me that I bypassed my meter.
(And I began to think that if there is anything like bypass, it was done in my absentia, they deliberately put wires together, video it, just to set me up of bypassing.)
I told them no way, I didn’t bypass, never! Why didn’t you show it or video it all the time I was with you, for you to just discover it when I left.
On Friday 13th May, 2022, same week, I went to PHED office at Moscow road twice to report the situation to the director, Henry Ajagbawa, but couldn’t still get access to him.
Some staff of PHED who said they are from media department later addressed me, said that the issue will be resolved and directed me to go to Sars road office for ratification.
When I got there, Ali and Innocent (phed staff) said I must pay a particular huge of money written on a paper.
That I bypassed.
I said no, I didn’t bypass, they should check it from their back end. And I won’t pay anything as I didn’t do anything.
Insisted, the bypass if any was done by Innocent himself same day with the reason best known to him and he video it in my absential….
While leaving the office, Innocent threatened me that I think am smart, that I taught is about writing about them.
“….U said u be blogger or journalist, do you have money? Do you have N10m to spend?. We are ready to deal with you, next time, you will stay away from what doesn’t concern you”. Innocent threatened.
And I replied, ‘if I see you near me again, I will arrest you’
This made me to see it as a deliberate plan just to frustrate me about my writings on phed issues.
Ali (a staff) said his team will come to check somethings in my compound, but still didn’t show up.
Okoye Chidiebele (Dez Mayorz Media) narrates.
Chidiebele Okoye, for years has been writing about PHED corrupt practices including doctored prepaid meters, untrained staff, extortion, bribing and exposing their field workers to electrocution.