Police Confirm Electrocution Of 2 EKEDC Staff In Lagos


Two staff members of the  Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) in Lagos state have died from electrocution.

This was confirmed by the Lagos State Police Command on Sunday.

The unfortunate incident took place at the Obalande area of Lagos Island.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, SP Benjamin Hundeyin  confirmed the incident to newsmen.

Hundeyin said the case was reported to the Lion Building Division of the command on Saturday at about 5.55 pm, by another member of staff of the EKEDC from Lagos Island.

He said the EKEDC worker reported that on Saturday, one of his colleagues simply identified as Umaru, 51 years old,  allegedly 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, investigation is in progress,
” he said.

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