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GOVERNOR FLOGS PHCN MANAGER FOR POWER FAILURE




Governor of Sokoto State,
Northwest
Nigeria, Aliyu Wamakko, has
flogged a
manager of Power Holding
Company
of Nigeria, PHCN, for failing
to supply
electricity to his community.
Premium Times, an online
news portal
reports that the governor
flogged the
manager and ordered his
security
officials to assault two other
PHCN
staff.
The management of the
Kaduna
Electricity Distribution
Company, KEDC, a
subsidiary of the Power
Holding
Company of Nigeria, PHCN,
accused
the Governor of assaulting
the
workers.
The Acting Managing Director
of the
Company, Mohammed
Adamu, made this
known at a press briefing late
Monday at the company
Doka office
in Kaduna.
Mr. Adamu explained that
the staff
was summoned by the
governor and
was beaten to a pulp by the
Governor and
some of his aides.
On Saturday, 20th October,
2012, an
unusual and unfortunate
event took
place which was beyond our
comprehension. On the said
date our
business manager, Gwiwa
Business Unit,
Sokoto state, Moses Osigwe,
was
invited by the Executive
Governor of
the State, Aliyu Magatarkada
Wamakko to his personal
residence,
over the issue of lack of
power supply
to his hometown, Wamakko,
as a result of
a failed 2.5MVA transformer.
He accused our staff of
deliberately
denying his community,
Wamakko, of
power supply. As the business
manager was trying to explain
to him,
the governor just brought out
a horse
whip (popularly known as
bulala in
Hausa language) and lashed
him to a
pulp, Mr. Adamu said.
The PHCN boss said the
governor brutality
did not stop at being the
direct aggressor, as he also
invited and
instructed two hefty mobile
police
men to continue with the
beating
spree until the business
manager fell
on the ground and became
unconscious.
In the same vain, the
Governor did not
stop at the beating of our
business
manager but invited two
other staff of
the company namely, Isyaku
Daura,
Officer 2 (Electrical) and
Nuruddeen
Mohammed, Staff 1 (Lines)
and
ordered the mobile
policemen to beat
them up, also to a pulp, he
lamented.
He described the governor
action as
uncalled for, barbaric, and
uncivilised.
The Senior Special Assistant
to the
Sokoto state Governor, Sani
Umar,
when contacted on phone
told reporters
that he was driving and
would call back. He was yet
to do so as
at the time of this report.






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