A staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) have been electrocuted to death in the Obalande area of Lagos Island.
Nigeriacrime.com learned that an EKEDC worker reported that one of his colleagues, got electrocuted while digging to locate a faulty transformer cable at the P&T Obalende area.
The Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the development.
He said the case was reported to the Lion Building Division of the command on Saturday at 5.55 p.m. by another member of staff of the EKEDC from Lagos Island.
He further said that the EKEDC worker reported that on Saturday, one of his colleagues, simply identified as Umaru, 51 years old, got electrocuted while digging to locate a faulty transformer cable at the P&T Obalende area.
“In the process, another colleague named Sunday Awaruwa, 48 years old, who tried to rescue the victim, was also electrocuted.
Based on the report, detectives visited and photographed the scene, rescued the victims and rushed them to the Lagos Island General Hospital, where they were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
“Their remains were deposited at the IDH Morgue, Yaba for autopsy. Meanwhile, the investigation is in progress,” he said.
In a related development, retired school teacher and father-of-six, Mr Salaudeen popularly known as Bolakale has died after reportedly falling into a ditch that was dug due to the ongoing road rehabilitation at Irewolede, Ilọrin West Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the incident occurred when the deceased, was coming from a friend’s place where he had gone to settle a quarrel between the couple.
According to a resident of the area, the deceased, from Ile Owanlaarogo compound, Niger Road, Ilọrin, fell into the ditch while returning home on his motorcycle (okada).
The source who craved anonymity said, “He unsuccessfully tried to reach the family back home when he was in trouble.
“About an hour before the incident, he had called home to inform the family about his mission and his children requested him to buy them bread.
“But after the wife later saw his several missed calls and returned them, they were not answered which caused panic.
“But on Friday morning, when she called again, it was some residents of the area who saw his lifeless body inside the ditch that answered the call and broke the news to the family”
When contacted, the Chairman of the Kwara State Road Maintenance Agency (KWARMA), Akeem Adegboye, who confirmed the incident said “It is only one person that died and if you look at the place, you see that it has been barricaded because of the ongoing works on the channel. The only entrance is the one granting access to residents of the Estate opposite the road.
To have gone so far to that extent of falling into the ditch is surprising”, the KWARMA boss added.