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Sokoto Governor flogs PHCN manager in his office for failing to supply electricity

Hehehe! Premium Times is reporting that Governor of Sokoto State, Northwest Nigeria, Aliyu Wamakko, on Wednesday flogged a manager of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, for failing
to supply electricity to his community.

Premium Times reported 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’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.

“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

“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’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.

He 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.

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email:

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