According to reports, one of the electricity company workers was attacked and sustained a machete wound. The angry youths soon after left him in a pool of his blood.
The incident was confirmed by the company, which reported that its representatives were mishandled in a violent attack.
One of its officers, Pere Alazigha, the Business Service Manager, sustained a machete wound, while another officer was pushed off from the ladder.
Kingsley Achife, the Chief Operating Officer, PHEDC, opened up on the incident in a statement.
He said, “The attack, which was spearheaded by youths, resulted in injury to three policemen; the Business Service Manager, Pere Alazigha; a linesman, Christian Umegbewe, and other staff members involved in the disconnection exercise.”
“While Alazigha was left with a machete cut on his body, Umegbewe was pushed down from the ladder by the youths during the disconnection process. Both of them were immediately hospitalised.”
“PHEDC will not relent in its commitment towards serving our paying customers and this we hope to achieve by ensuring that customers pay for energy consumed.”
This was followed by an appeal to its customers, who were urged to refrain from attacking electricity workers.