Thursday 23rd February, 2017
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Candido blames Lugbe electrocution on negligence

Candido blames Lugbe electrocution on negligence

Chairman of Abuja Mu­nicipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido has blamed the electrocution in Tudun Wada community in Lugbe which killed three persons and six others injured on neg­ligence, especially on the part of traditional rulers who failed to report when the lapses were noticed.
Candido has warned that traditional rulers who remain insensitive to issues of their communities would be sanc­tioned.
He made the threat when he led the members of the AMAC legislative council and other ap-pointed executives on an on-the-spot assessment of the electrocution incident in Tun­du Wada community, Lugbe in AMAC.
Speaking at the scene of the incident, where the team met with some traditional leaders and vic-tims of the incident, the AMAC chair specifically blamed the traditional rulers in the area for failure to inform the government about the inci­dent, on time.
Noting that nobody can re­cover those lives lost in the incident. Candido said “some of these tra-ditional rulers may likely be sanctioned for not in­forming the government about what took place here right on time. That is being insensitive to the plight of the people that you are leading. So the gov­ernment will really look at it and take appropriate action sincerely, because we will not take it.
“We discovered that the area council has no hand in the connection, supply and pro­tection of the transformer in the community, but as people and leaders (government) we need to know, as we are sen­sitive to what happens to the people, especially in AMAC.
Also, the chairman visited Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) office in the area, where he ordered that the scene of the incident remained sealed until the conclusion of the ongo-ing investigation into the matter.
On his part, Chief of Tudun Wada, Muhammdu Usman, who admitted that he was aware of the incident, said he was not able to report it to the government as he was away when it occurred, and on re­turning to the community he reported the matter to the Dis­trict Head for further action.

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