Sokoto Governor, Aliyu Wamakko, whips PHCN manager unconscious

Governor Aliyu Wamakko

The governor attacked one and ordered his security officials to assault three PHCN staff, the agency alleged.

The management of the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, KEDC, a subsidiary of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, has accused the Governor of Sokoto State, Aliyu Wamakko, of assaulting three of its staff in the state for denying his community electricity.

The Acting Managing Director of the Company, Mohammed Adamu, made this known at a press briefing late Monday at the company’s Doka office in Kaduna.

Mr. Adamu explained that the staff was summoned by the governor and was beaten to a pulp by the Governor and some of his aides.

“On Saturday, 20th October, 2012, an unusual and unfortunate event took place which was beyond our comprehension. On the said date our business manager, Gwiwa Business Unit, Sokoto state, Moses Osigwe, was invited by the Executive Governor of the State, Aliyu Magatarkada Wamakko to his personal residence, over the issue of lack of power supply to his hometown, Wamakko, as a result of a failed 2.5MVA transformer.

“He accused our staff of deliberately denying his community, Wamakko, of power supply. As the business manager was trying to explain to him, the governor just brought out a horse whip (popularly known as bulala in Hausa language) and lashed him to a pulp,” Mr. Adamu said.

The PHCN boss said the governor’s brutality did not stop at being the direct aggressor, “as he also invited and instructed two hefty mobile police men to continue with the beating spree until the business manager fell on the ground and became unconscious.”

“In the same vain, the Governor did not stop at the beating of our business manager but invited two other staff of the company namely, Isyaku Daura, Officer 2 (Electrical) and Nuruddeen Mohammed, Staff 1 (Lines) and ordered the mobile policemen to beat them up, also to a pulp,” he lamented.

He described the governor’s action as uncalled for, barbaric, and uncivilised.

“We therefore find it pertinent to let the whole world know, so that as defenseless citizens going about our legitimate duties, we should not be brutalised and lynched by powerful Chief Executives,” he reiterated.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Sokoto state Governor, Sani Umar, when contacted on phone told reporters that he was driving and would call back. He was yet to do so as at the time of this report.


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  • the governor’s action as uncalled for, barbaric, and uncivilised….AGREED!!

  • adamu liman

    This story is not is not balanced at all. Let us hear the other side of it. How can a Gov start beating a man just because there was no light?

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    a thug in governor’s lodge. another local gorilla playing champion in sokoto jungle.

    • Easy E

      Orji of Imo state recently punched the aide to Anambra state governor over seating arrangements. His henchmen joined in as well. Power drunkeness is killing Nigeria. In a society where there is no law anything goes.

  • Fela

    What else do you expect from a Boko Haram sponsor.

  • Sokoto

    That guy deserved more than beating he should be hanged, that way other PHCN staff will learn that customer is king

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      may God protect Nigerians from brutal beasts like you. what is the difference between you and those idiots that murdered the Aluu 4 in port harcourt?

  • Adamu

    Seriously, this story sounds so ridiculous and the fact that people are just relying on it as fact with no verification is unbelievable and all the people who have commented below are gullible if they are just willing to believe this “story” with no reliable facts. Shoddy journalism at best…

    • Dan

      Why do yo think that they would make up such a story? I know that the governor is powerful and will mobilise his media people to discredit the story. But, these are real peole with real names. If anyone has been fooled, it is your good self who has been blinded by the desire to shield the errand governor.

  • labee

    Vagabonds in power, he should just sue that bastard as detterents to other power drunks

  • burning spear

    This is what to expect in the Fulani North led by Buhari. Remember what he did to late Tai Solarin, Tunde Thompson, and babatope –the rule by the fulanis for the fulanis and boko haram alone! As tinubu and his ACN battles motorcycle riders in lagos state

  • Amos

    What is wrong with people in power in Nigeria? All the
    governors seem to see themselves as state heavy weight champions. They are now able to mete out punishments for
    various offenses as they see fit, including not bowing down when you pass them.
    Within a matter of weeks two governors have been in action. Na waoo. One can
    only hope that the President does not join this malaise. As the country’s heavy
    weight champion, with the backup of the entire Army, Navy and Air force, he
    packs a punch.

    In all seriousness though, Nigeria is a country where
    someone in such a position does not think twice before indulging in physical
    violence. This is because they know too well that no one would raise an eyebrow.
    The policeman who is supposed to arrest the governor for assault is invited to
    join him in beating up the hapless man. Despite so much evidence of corruption
    and fraud, no one is prosecuted, except if he is out of favour. Even then, with the amount of money they have,
    they could buy justice. I am totally disillusioned with the power elite in the
    country.

    • Easy E

      That imbecile Orji thinks he is the leader of Ndigbo. I am yet to see any accomplishment attributable to him. With the diversity and plurality of Onu asu nwa ndo, this is an audacious claim by the former aide to the owner of the Sun Newspaper.

  • ify

    Wat is even wrong with all dis cows in d north ………mmmchwwwwww boko haram

    • notherners

      what is wrong with pigs then in the south afenifere bakassi kawai.

  • davoo

    Nigerians and their eagerness to comment withou knowin all d details. U people ar alwz too quick to judge without hearing d Governor’s side of d story. I don’t support executive recklessness or abuse of people’s right by anyone no matter how highly placed, bt I also believ dt in d intrest of fair hearin, d Gov shld b given d benefit of d doubt pending whn he wuld say his own side of d story. Ds is Nigeria & and hav a way of tryin 2 seek public sentiments even in matters whr w ar clearly @ fault.