By Agatha Chitumu, Abuja
Daily Courier – The management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has condemned the unrestrained and brazen assault against members of it’s staff by a group of 5 staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
According to a statement issued by AEDC dated 6th June, 2022, the incident which occurred at its Corporate Headquarters AEDC without notice or any warrants.
The company insisted in its statement that the actions of the anti-graft agency violated the rights of law-abiding citizens of this country.
The statement reads: “AEDC will explore all legal measures to ensure redress for this gross and regrettable violation of our rights.
“Several staff of the company were physically assaulted, unlawfully arrested and arbitrarily detained without cause or justification.
“These operatives acted unprofessionally and in absolute disregard of the laws and precepts of the country they were employed to serve.
“As a responsible corporate organization, we wish to state that we unequivocally condemn this action in its entirety.
“The law is clear, any law enforcement official who commit violations against law-abiding citizens must be brought to justice and redress must be provided to the victims.”
While reiterating that the company will not tolerate any intimidation, threat or assault by members of the public or any institution against any of its representative in the course of discharging their duties, the statement further implored its staff to remain steadfast and law-abiding citizens as they perform their lawful duties.