ffected residents of Lugbe in the outskirts of Abuja have asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to award special damages to victims of the transformer explosion of July 2, 2016.
The explosion of the 750 KVA transformer on July 2, 2016 at Anguwan Tiv within the Tudun Wada village in Lugbe caused the electrocution of Olelewe James, Moses Joseph, and Mrs Ayiyeli Justina.
Nine other persons were injured. They are: Stephen Gbaera, Ijeoma Onwuanum, Omowumi Adams, Olagoke Ajewole, Oyewole Pelumi, Kayode Akindele, Pius Moses, Peter Destiny, and Donald Terlumun.
The suit was on behalf of the affected persons of the explosion by the Registered Trustees of Downtrodden Peoples Empowerment Worldwide against the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) PLC and seven others.
Others joined in the suit are: Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), and Nigerian Electricity Management Services (NEMS).
Others are: Consumer Protection Council (CPC), the Minister of Power, Babatunde Fashola and the Attorney- General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
The statement of claim by their counsel Hassan Omolowo also demands the setting up of an education trust fund for the academic development of the children of the bereaved residents and other affected persons, who sustained physical injuries.
Omolowo claimed that the electricity company did not take the necessary precautions as prescribed in section 5 of the Nigerian Electricity Health Safety Code and the warning by the NEMS on customer protection standards.
No date has been fixed for hearing.
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