By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Management of Kaduna Electric has decried the spate of assault on its staff by some members of the public while carrying out their legitimate duties.
The company in a statement issued by the Head of Corporate Communication, Abdulazeez Abdullah, said it will pursue to a logical conclusion all such cases and ensure perpetrators are brought before the law.
It said the latest incident which occurred on Tuesday, December 3rd, at Unguwan Muazu, Rigasa Area Office, involved one of its linesmen, Buratai Ahmed, who was assaulted and left with severe injuries by a customer who resisted having his property disconnected for failing to settle the current charge on his electricity bill.
The statement said although the culprit is still at large, the matter has since been reported to the police who have vowed to ensure he is apprehended.
Kaduna Electric thanked the police for immediately setting up a task force comprising local vigilantes and the police to ensure the culprit’s speedy arrest.
It urged customers to endeavour to settle their bill promptly to avoid situations where their properties will be marked for disconnection. It added that the company operates a zero tolerance policy to bills payment default hence any customer who fails to pay shall be denied power supply after following due process as stipulated by regulation.