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 shattered.
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.”