Three policemen and six employees of
the Port Harcourt Electricity
Distribution Company (PHED) escaped
being lynched following attacks on
them by angry mob in different parts
of Yenagoa, the state capital of Bayelsa.
The youths were angry that amidst
darkness for many days in their various
suburbs, the PHCN workers still came
with policemen as protection to
disconnect wires and recover debts.
It was gathered that the Business
Service Manager, PHED, Pere Alazigha
was cut with a machete and left in the
pool of his blood by the youths.
Also one of the workers identified as
Christian Umegbewe was reportedly
pushed down from the ladder during
the disconnection process and injured.
It was also said that the security
operatives attached to the PHCN team
that went to Epie community in
Yenagoa were also attacked along with
the company’s staff.
Speaking on the development, the
Head, Glory City Main Integrated
Business Centre, Yenagoa, Mrs. Ngozi
Manafa, said that the vehicle which the
workers came to the community with
was also damaged with its windscreen
There was also a similar occurence in
Koroma in Gbarain clan of Bayelsa
state, where one PHED staff was held
hostage and the pick-up van that
brought him was also damaged.”
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