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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.

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