- A fight between two colleagues from the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) resulted in the death of a
- Staff Julius Haruna died on Wednesday, August 17, while fighting with Muibat Abdusalam at the agency’s office in Katsina State.
- The female colleague has already been taken into custody while an investigation into the matter has been opened
The North West Zone Director of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), Julius Haruna, died in a fight with one of his female colleagues.
PM News reports that Haruna died while fighting with Muibat Abdusalam in the office on Wednesday, August 17.
While details of what may have happened between the late staff and Ms Abdusalam, the former was arrested by officers from Katsina Police Command.
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Police are also said to have opened an investigation into the cause of the director’s death.
The FCCPC reacts to the death of the director
Speaking about the unfortunate incident, FCCPC Board Secretary Tam Tamunokonbia in a statement released on Tuesday, August 23, said the agency had set up its own investigative committee.
Tamunokonbia confirmed that the panel should investigate the circumstances that led to Haruna’s death.
He also noted that the council had ordered immediate but temporary relief of relevant leaders and officers within the commission to ensure a fair, transparent and credible investigation.
According to Tamunokonbia, Ben Nwoye, a lawyer and member of the board of directors, had been appointed chairman of the independent internal investigation committee.
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In addition, another board member, Air Vice-Marshal Wakili Ahmed (retired) was appointed co-chairman of the commission of inquiry, while representatives of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Commerce and of Investment and the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation will serve as members.
“The Katsina State Police Command is currently pursuing its own investigations. Ms. Abdusalam is currently in the command’s custody.
“The commission will continue to provide appropriate, full and candid disclosure of information, investigation results and/or legal proceedings, as appropriate.
“The commission continues to carry out its mandate, including throughout the North West region.”
On behalf of the board, Tamunokonbia also offered condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased.
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The executive vice president of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission said the FCCPC had received several reports of poor service delivery by these companies.
According to Babatunde Irukera, handing over bills to consumers without supplying electricity amounts to extortion.
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Nigerians had earlier been urged to refrain from attacking the personnel of power distribution companies (DISCOs) in their areas.
The call was made by the management of Jos Electricity Distribution at a consultative forum in Otukpo, Benue State.
JEDC also urged residents and electricity consumers to ensure their facilities are metered in accordance with government policy on the metering process.