CITY NEWS In­ves­ti­gate past Thieves van­dalise trans­former at Rubochi con­tracts, chief tells Kuje chair­man

Daily Trust - - STRANGE STORIES - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

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.

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