It appears the Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKO DISCO does not trust its workers to refuse bribe.

The company has warned its customers to stop offering bribe or any form of gratification to its workers.

The Head of the company's Strategy Communications Unit, Godwin Idemudia, described as false allegations of extortion against some workers, and affirmed the management's resolve to punish anyone involved in such acts.

He urged customers to report cases of fraudulent practice by any of the company’s workers, to help sanitise the system.

“Please do not abuse our staff, they work hard to ensure that our customers power supply needs are addressed.

“Give no bribe, give no gratification. Our workers have already been paid to assist the customers within their franchise area.

“I will advise our customers to report all faults detected immediately to the business office closest to them for effective monitoring and follow up,” Idemudia said.

The company’s spokesman, however, decried the increasing rate of vandalism of electricity equipment within its area of operation and urged residents to report suspicious elements tampering with power installations.

“Frequent vandalism affects you and increases the cost of electricity supply to you, our customers, I appeal to you to please report any illegal connections in your area,’’ he said.

Idemudia disclosed that the company loses over 50 million Naira monthly to vandalism of electricity equipment in the zone.

According to him, areas in Lagos recording rampant vandalism include: Apapa, Mushin, Ikoyi, Ajegunle and Festac.