IBEDC restores power to Ogun communities after herbalists removed sacrifice from isolator switch
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) restored power to Magboro, Makogi, Oke-Afa, Ibafo and Orimerimun communities in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State after some herbalists were contacted to remove sacrifice from an isolator switch.
It was gathered that some unknown persons in the community had chained the isolator switch and placed a sacrifice and some charms around the electrical gadget to scare away officials of the distribution company and stop them from switching off their power.
The action became necessary following a week of blackout which resulted in some Magboro residents challenging IBEDC over the epileptic power supply in their area.
However, IBEDC officials appeared not to be happy with the development as they disconnected power to the area from their office at Oke Aro.
According to PUNCH, the sacrifice and charms were removed on Friday by some herbalists contracted by residents.
The President of the Magboro Movement on IBEDC, Moses Omoniyi, who confirmed that power has been restored to the community said the community development committee and the IBEDC had a meeting on the issue.
He said, “The sacrifice has been removed. The IBEDC and the CDC of Magboro had a meeting and got some herbalists that helped in removing it (sacrifice) on Friday. The communities were powered yesterday (Saturday), but Magboro had power this evening (Sunday). The distribution company has not spoken on improving power supply; it’s still the same.”