The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has paid compensation to the family of late Faith Yakubu, who was electrocuted last year.
The payment was in compliance to the order of Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
The NERC confirmed this Wednesday in a statement it issued in Abuja, stating: “The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company in a letter dated Wednesday, 10th February, 2016, informed the Commission of the payment of the money that is in millions, as compensation to the family of the electrocuted victim in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory”.
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The Commission also received confirmation from the Abuja Disco, which stated that it funding the medical treatment of the surviving son, Bamaiyi Yakubu, immediately after the incident occurred, was incurred by the utility company.
It would be recalled that the Commission, in a statement last year, informed the public of the monetary compensation imposed on AEDC following the death of the eight-year-old Faith Yakubu, after the company was found liable of negligence.
Last year, on the report of the electrocution by AEDC, NERC immediately constituted an Accident Investigation Team, which submitted a detailed report that showed that staff of AEDC embarked on electricity revenue drive at Anguwan Dodo area of Gwagwalada in August, last year.
Findings indicated that the whole area was disconnected from the main source, but the energized 0. 415vlv conductor was left lying on the ground.