The Assemblyman for the Kobilmagu Electoral Area, Mohammed Ahmed has been arrested for allegedly obstructing an investigation into the attack of NEDCO staff.
Meanwhile, Management of the Northern Electricity Distribution Company, NEDCO has suspended its withdrawal of field services in Tamale and its environs. It said there have been careful deliberations with stakeholders including the Regional Minister to arrive at the decision.
In a statement, Manager for Corporate Communications, Maxwell Kotoka, said there are still pending resolutions of some issues, which include the arrest of perpetrators of the machete attacks on NEDCO staff on duty at Korblimahagu last week.
There is also the need to deepen ongoing engagements aimed at community ownership of the security of NEDCO field staff, the provision of military cover for field operation officers especially revenue collectors and disconnection teams, monitoring for power theft and the installation of smart pre-paid meters.
The statement is therefore calling on the public for support and protection for NEDCO staff while they go about their duties.