15 suspects in police net for protesting poor power supply

15 suspects in police net for protesting poor power supply

The Nigeria police has arrested 15 persons for staging a protest against epileptic electricity supply experienced in Kebbi State.   Spokesman for the Nigeria Police in the State Command, DSP Nafiu Abubakar, yesterday, confirmed the arrest. But parents of those arrested have decried their continued detention without trial by the police, reports the Sun. Last week Monday,

The Nigeria police has arrested 15 persons for staging a protest against epileptic electricity supply experienced in Kebbi State.
 
Spokesman for the Nigeria Police in the State Command, DSP Nafiu Abubakar, yesterday, confirmed the arrest.

But parents of those arrested have decried their continued detention without trial by the police, reports the Sun.

Last week Monday, some youths had stormed major Streets in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State Capital to protest the epileptic power supply by the Kaduna Electricity Power Company (KAEDCO).

The protest which caused traffic gridlock for hours, also affected businesses in the area.

“For now,15 suspects have been arrested and investigation is on going,” said Abubakar.

One of the parents of those arrested denied that his son participated in the protest, and queried why the police had to pick him up alongside the protesters.

“My son was picked up by the police at the place where he was doing his Industrial Training (IT)  at Ahmadu Bello Way in Birnin Kebbi,” said the man who declined to give out his name.

TheFç News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) had reported that the protesters barricaded the gate to the Government House before moving to Business office of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO)

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