The constant electricity supply enjoyed by residents of Asaba for over two months following Delta State Government intervention has suddenly become elusive through the work of two Delta born billionaires, Secret Reporters has learnt.
We gathered from informed sources that the near twenty four hours light provided in Asaba has unsettled petroleum dealers and petrol station owners within the locality, as they no longer sell their product unlike before. Before Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa’s plea to Benin Electricity Development Commission (BEDC), Asaba residents were living in perpetual darkness and spending millions on petrol and diesel to power their generating set for hours, which yielded enough profit to the dealers.
Miffed by the steady supply of electricity, sources confided in Secret Reporters that the biggest losers were Gabriel Ogbeche who own Rain Oil and Sylvester Ukwandi who owns Anioma Petroleum and currently in charge of supplying the diesel to power Asaba street lights. They allegedly teamed up with their union to sabotage the electricity supply.
A source who works with BEDC revealed that the Rain Oil boss and Anioma Petroleum oil magnate allegedly went to BEDC where they parted with millions of Naira to one Millicent Ossai, who’s in charge of the commission to stop the supply of electricity to Asaba and put them in darkness. With this act, the people will start coming back to patronize them, making them smile to the bank.
We can authoritatively report that since the alleged bribe and sabotage took place, there has been no light in Asaba for four days till the time of filing this report and no reason was given for the sudden blackout.
All attempt to get across to Gabriel and Ukwandi yielded no result as their phone lines were not reachable, while messages sent to them bounced back.