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NATIONAL ELECTRIC POWER AUTHORITY v. MR. JERRY CHUN BOT & ORS

(2007) JELR 33839 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/94/2003  •  18 Apr 2007  •  Nigeria

Coram
KUMAI BAYANG AKAAHS JCA; AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE JCA; UZO NDUKWE-ANYANWU JCA;

Judgement

BELGORE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On the 24th day of October, 1992, Mr. Musa Bot (now deceased) had reported fault of power failure to the defendant's Services Centre Nassarawa/Gwong Jos. (The report was recorded on sheet No. 156405). Two staff members of the defendant, namely, Messrs Hammidu Muhammed and Sunday Tsok, were detailed to go and rectify the fault. The duo went to the premises and worked on the electric pole supplying power to the residence of Mr. Musa Bot and his family. After ensuring that there was power supply to the house in question, the two officers left the premises. It was soon thereafter that Mrs. Esther Musa Bot, the wife of Mr. Musa Bot, went to spread her laundered clothes on a wire line in order to dry the clothes. She had electric shock and was electrocuted. Her husband, Mr. Musa Bot who went to her rescue was equally electrocuted. It was discovered that there was a naked/uncellotaped wire from the electric pole resting on the roofing zinc o…

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