CITY NEWS Investigate past Thieves vandalise transformer at Rubochi contracts, chief tells Kuje chairman
Suspected thieves have allegedly vandalised a step down transformer and carted away the cables at Rubochi village, Kuje Area Council of the FCT.
A resident of the community, identified as Baba Ayuba, said this when he led the council chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi D. Galadima, to the site where the transformer was mounted near Government Secondary School (GSS).
He told the chairman that staff of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) who were on routine maintenance check to the area, discovered that the cables had been stolen by suspected thieves.
Our reporter learnt that the transformer also supplies electricity to neighboring Monu, Kulo, among other villages in the area.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the council said it was unfortunate that some hoodlums will come to vandalize government property without having sympathy for the people of the community.
He said the perpetrators could be some experts who know the importance of the cables, while urging the police and other members of the vigilante to collaborate to fish out the perpetrators.
He noted that since the transformer was mounted at an isolated place, security will be provided pending when the transformer will be moved close to the town. The Agabe of UgbadaGwargwada community in Kuje Area Council, Alhaji Hussain Agabi Mam, has urged the chairman of the council, Alhaji Abdullahi D. Galadima, to setup a committee to investigate all contracts awarded by the past administration of Mr Shaban Ishaku Tete.
Speaking when the council chairman visited him at his palace, weekend, he said that doing so would enable the chairman know the projects executed and or otherwise.
“For example, a contractor is claiming to have supplied diesel to fuel the generator that supplied water here in Gwargwada, such a contractor needs to tell us when he supplied it,” he said.
“We have never drunk water from overhead tank since from the time of administration of Danladi Etsu Zhin, so nobody supplied diesel during the time of last administration. So the chairman should setup another committee to investigate past contracts awarded by the last administration,” he said.
Earlier, the Chairman of Kuje Area Council, Alhaji Abdullahi D. Galadima, said that he visited the chief to show appreciation for sustaining peace and harmony among the people of his chiefdom.
He solicited for advise from the chief, saying that a leader needs advice, especially on issues affecting lives of the people of the council.