Two officials of the Porth Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) were attacked as they attempted to disconnect the power lines of defaulters in Rumuewhara area of Port Harcourt.
In a video that was shared online, one of the two PHED workers is noticed to be on top of a ladder disconnecting the power lines while another was at the foot of the ladder.
Suddenly, locals approached the official at the foot of the ladder and attacked him before throwing him to the ground and landing heavy blows on him.
While the official already on ground is being fought with, a woman walks up to the ladder and pulls it, causing the PHED official on top of the ladder to fall several feet to the ground.
A video of the attack has gone viral on Twitter after a user shared it asking that officials of the power distribution company shouldn’t be treated like this.
Long story cut short.
This happened in Rumuewhara Port Harcourt. PHED officials can’t be treated like this.
A judge won’t like to see this regardless. This is wrong on every level so we are putting out there in the news right now.
Watch the violent scene as it happened,