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Issele-Uku Vandalism: We Can’t Vandalize Our Property, BEDC Tells Community......Apologised To Council Boss

By Kenneth Orusi, Asaba
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Following the last Tuesday incident that threw Issele- Uku community in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State into jolts by some staff of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) who stormed the step down transformer in the community with a view to vandalizing the equipment.

The BEDC has clearly stated that the so called 'vandalism was not true, saying, “we cannot vandalized our property”.

Engr. Albert Esenaohalu who led the BEDC team to the meeting held at the Obi’s Palace Issele-Uku on Monday, said that the law allow BEDC to take any components/equipment from one station to the other.

“We want to correct an impression that we vandalized Issele-Uku electricity. How can we vandalise out property? What we did was removing the panel unit from the sub-station that was not functional with a view to replace it when the need arises, the law allow us to take from one component to repair another”.

“We are sorry for the action. There is a misstep somewhere which was not follow, but today we are here to resolve the issues”, he apologised.

He asked for forgiveness from the council chairman, Hon. Chuks Oseme and the entire Issele-Uku community for swinging into action without their consent.

Responding, the regent of the Issele-Uku, Diokpa Dominic Egbune condemned the activity of BEDC for ignoring the council chairman and the palace before carrying out the act.

The Regent who pleaded to the council chairman, Hon. Oseme for dragging his name into the mud, condemned the spread rumour and urged the community to always verify their information to avoid the defamation of character.

On his part, the council boss Hon. Oseme said that he has forgiven those who dragged his name into the issue, noting that it took the much effort to restore electricity to Issele-Uku and that he would sabotage that.

He called on Issele-Uku community to be peace loving and support the present administration to ensure infrastructure development in the local government.