AEDC threatens to cut Power supply in Abuja, see why.
AEDC threatens to cut Power supply in Abuja, The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has threatened to cut off the power supply in FCT following the assault of some of its workers.
Recalling the incident, the senior staff association of electricity aligned with Allied Companies and the National union of electricity had called out, in a joint statement, the Economic-Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) operatives to tender an apology for an unprovoked invasion of the AEDC headquarters on the 6th of June and physically abusing its staff in the name of carrying out their duties.
They had earlier been victims of the misinformation and misdirection championed by the blindsided Efcc operatives.
The operatives, who upon reaching their point of engagement, had forced their way into the headquarters and tossed canisters of teargas before they began the beatdown of present staff and debacle of office equipment.
With little to no identification or a clear description of what their motives were, they showed extreme levels of misconduct, and high-handedness by arresting 12 workers who had requested the grounds for such invasion.
AEDC threatens to cut Power supply in Abuja, see why. It was at the highest point of their raid did they discover they were in the wrong environment.
The joint statement reads;
“The EFCC operatives got to the gate and forced their way into the premises. They were not sure of the office they were going to carry out their operation. Their aim of the operation was not disclosed and without proper identification nor warrant of arrest on any staff of the company,”
AEDC threatens to cut Power supply in Abuja, see why. “The operatives assaulted members of staff and exhibited gross act of high-handedness and forcefully bundled 12 of our members who attempted to ask what the matter was. “They took them away to their custody.”
“A particular staff, a lawyer, was beaten up until he became unconscious for asking them for identification. Suddenly, EFCC discovered they were in the wrong place, wrong location, and wrong address,”
“The rightful address of operation supposed to be Federal Ministry of Power where the nomenclature of DFA exists.”
“The Unions reliably gathered that EFCC tortured our members before they were detained for 3 days. Also, they were individually lured to the restroom and beaten, pepper-sprayed, and tear-gassed like common criminals by EFCC operatives.
“Among those that tortured our members are Jamila Ahmed and Mr. Femi. A metallic stapler was also used to strike their heads and slapped randomly by these operatives.
“Our staff were profiled, paraded, tagged, and their photograph taken like common criminals before being detained in their cell.”
AEDC threatens to cut Power supply in Abuja “The Director of legal was equally arrested. To our knowledge, there has never been any verbal or written invitation prior to this reckless operation on any matter,”
“However, this singular act is not only thuggery but highly unprofessional. As at the time of this press release, they have not shown any sign of remorse nor tendered an apology for their unprofessional conduct, rather, AEDC management was coerced to issue a press statement of settlement as a condition for the release of the wrongly detained staff,”
The AEDC has given the EFCC operatives a 7—day ultimatum for compensations for the abused AEDC staff, damaged office facilities and equipment, as well as delisting its profiled members from the Efcc database. or the federal capital territory would seize to have power supply.