Boy maimed by electrocution petitions Rivers House

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BY EGUFE YAFUGBORHI

PORT HARCOURT – A boy, Ukechukwu Ewurum, who had his right hand severed from his body from a Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, power line electrocution has petitioned the Rivers State House of Assembly, RVHA, to come to his aid.

The twelve year old, resident in Mile 2, Diobu, Port Harcourt, in a petition brought before the House Wednesday is holding PHCN responsible for the accident caused by carelessly sagging power line from PHCN facility which fell on a building handrail he held close to their home.

The petition through the parents of the victim and presented by Hon. Austin Ngor of Abua/Odual Constituency also held that the electrocution also gashed the stomach of Master Ewurun and has hindered his schooling as he battles to save his life.

The petitioner who is of the view that PHCN should take responsibility for the accident stated that all efforts to get the management of the company in Port Harcourt to take appropriate action over the damage done has been resisted by the company.

The petitioners therefore prayed the House to prevail on PHCN to take some form of responsibility in minimising the impact of the incident on the boy while also imploring the Rivers State Government to provide some assistance to the boy whose life they say would never be the same again.

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