Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr. Anthony Akah who visited the place last weekend, directed that AEDC clear medical bills of the victims.
“Our investigation team will come back to conduct an assessment into what happened and develop strategies to prevent reoccurrence,” Akah had said.
In his comment, the Mai Ungwa (traditional ruler) of the community said they built the network by their effort by buying and connecting about seven transformers.
Conveying its position, AEDC in a statement said it has collated information of the victims and took over their medical bills.
The Disco said it has made huge effort to forestall such occurrence by constituting an eight man Investigative Team to unravel the circumstances surrounding the electrical accident.
It said the team which has two weeks to complete their fact finding, has visited the accident victims that have been admitted at the AEDC referral hospital, Cedar Crest at Apo in Abuja. “Two of the victims who sustained minor injuries have been treated and discharged while the third person, Mr Pius Moses is still receiving treatment.
The Director, Risk and Compliance of the AEDC, Mr. Collins Chabuka said AEDC has notified NERC and the Nigeria Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) about the accident while cooperating with the Regulatory bodies in their investigations.
Preliminary reports according to AEDC show that an 11 Kilovolt (Kv) wire snapped and fell on a metallic channel iron that sent high voltage to the residents of the customers who were electrocuted and injured.