The Assistant Inspector General of Police in Charge of Zone 6 Calabar in Cross River State, Mr Usman Sule Gomna has illegally arrested and detained the Regional Manager of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution (PHED) Plc,Engr. Collins Igwe for daring to disconnect Zone 6 Police formation over N31 million debt owed the electricity company.
Engr Igwe who in the cause of his normal duty got the wrath of the alleged power drunk AIG over the disconnection of electricity to Zone 6 for their failure to pay their electricity bills of over N31millon owed the DisCo since last year.
The online news platform gathered that the AIG invited Igwe to a meeting with his team to discuss the way forward on their indebtedness to PHED so that power could be restored to the zone.
Unfortunately, the AIG ordered his men to arrest and detain Igwe, boasting that he will not release him until power is restored to the zone 6.
Meanwhile, Abelnews also gathered that attempts to get the AIG to release the PHED staff who acted lawfully while doing his job fell on deaf ears.
A source close to the electricity company, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the AIG is one of the public office holders who abuse the privilege of their office to undermine Nigerians who go about their normal cause of business, wondering the kind offence the Igwe has committed to warrant his being illegally detained by AIG Usman Gomna
He added that the AIG has not only brought shame to his exalted office for not paying his electricity bill but that he also illegally arresting an innocent Nigerian.
“As a Disco we are using this opportunity to let Nigerians know that electricity is not a right or privilege but rather like every other service must be paid for.
‘The AIG must therefore save himself further embarrassment by ensuring that he pays his bill like every other Nigerian,” the said.
The AIG could not be reach for his own side of the matter as at the time of compiling the story.