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Elrufai KEDCO wants gov intervention on Deputy Speaker's refusal to pay bills

The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has called on Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir Elrufai, to prevail on the Deputy Speaker to pay his electricity bill and stop harassing their workers.

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The Electricity staff had earlier protested in front of the Deputy Speaker's house over illegal power reconnection and ordering police men in Sabon Tasha to arrest their workers.

The Deputy Speaker of the Kaduna state House of Assembly, John Audu, on Thursday ordered policemen to arrest two of the electricity staff who disconnected power supply to his residence.

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In a statement signed by KEDCO head, corporate communication, Abdulazeez Abdullahi the company called on the governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir Elrufai to urgently intervene and help release their staff and caution the public against such overzealousness.

"Electricity supply to the deputy speaker's residence located in Sabon Tasha, Kaduna, was cut off for non-payment of his bill on Wednesday, May 25,  2016. He went ahead to illegally restore supply to the property."

"On discovering that the house had been reconnected without following due process, our men disconnected it again. This led the Deputy Speaker to order their arrest," Abdulazeez said.

He said the two detained staff; Danjuma Stephen and Olabode Olaborede of the Sabo Service Centre have been in detention at the Sabo police station for doing nothing wrong.

"We condemn in the strongest terms this act of sheer impunity that the deputy speaker has exhibited and remind him that with the democratic culture firmly in place, Nigeria has long grown past such mindless show of might which were the hallmark of the military era and Nigerians shall resist any attempt to drag us back there."

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