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.
Times, an online news portal reports that the governor flogged the
manager and ordered his security officials to assault two other PHCN
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.
Managing Director of the Company, Mohammed Adamu, made this known at a
press briefing late Monday at the company’s 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.
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.
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.
PHCN boss said the governor’s 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.
described the governor’s 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.