The Bortianor District Manager of the Power Distribution Services(PDS) Mr. Michael Abbey, has explained the circumstances that led to the attack of Gershon Asiedu, a staff of PDS on Saturday by an angry resident of Kokrobite, a suburb of Accra.
He said the team who were deployed to restore power supply to area, which is part of the areas affected, by recent power outages realised that there were trees interfering with the overhead cables.
He said in the process of pruning the branches, they saw a middle-aged man walking with a young child in the area, adding that the team beckoned him to avoid the area where the pruning was being done since it was dangerous.
The directive, he said was ignored by the man who became angry.
“The suspect after exchanging words with the PDS staff, picked a cutlass being used to cut the trees and charged towards them. The team members then began running for their lives.
Gershon, the victim, fell while running, resulting in the attacker to hit him with the cutlass. The rest of the team then rushed to prevent him from inflicting further injury,” he explained.
The victim, Mr Abbey said has since been referred to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital where he has successfully undergone surgery, and receiving further medical attention.
A formal complaint, he said has been made at the Kokrobite police, adding that the PDS was working with the police and local authorities to identify and arrest the perpetrator.