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Electrocution: Edo Assembly summons PHCN’s GM

BENIN—FOLLOWING the electrocution of three persons at Andrew Wilson Housing Estate in Benin recently, Edo State House of Assembly has summoned the General Manger of the Power Holdings Company of Nigeria, PHCN, Benin Distribution Zone, Engr. George Chiatula, to appear before it today.

He is to explain to the law makers the efforts he was making to ensure that similar incidents that led to the electrocution of the victims in the estate were averted in the future.

It would be recalled that following a heavy down pour in Benin-City recently, there was an explosion of the transformer serving the area which led to the upsurge of power and in the process, three persons were electrocuted.

However, consequent upon a petition written to the House by some  residents of the estate, the Speaker of the House, Mr. Bright Omokhodion, referred the matter to the Committee on Energy and Water Resources for further investigation.

He also expressed the condolences of the legislature to the families of the victims and assured them that everything would be done to avert similar occurrences in the future.


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