Two EKEDC staff electrocuted – Police


Two members of  staff of the  Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) in Lagos State have been electrocuted.


The Lagos State Police Command, who confirmed the incident, said it occured on Saturday at the Obalande area of Lagos Island.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said on Sunday that 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 the Lagos Island.

Hundeyin said the EKEDC staff 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,” the Lagos police PPRO said.

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