Two Eko Electricity Distribution Company Staff Electrocuted

How Umaru, 51, Sunday Awaruwa, 48, died in line of duty, Colleague opens up to Police


The Police Command in Lagos State on Sunday confirmed the electrocution of two members of staff of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) in Lagos State.

Platforms Africa repoets that the incident took place in the Obalande area of Lagos Island.

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


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, an investigation is in progress,” he said. (NAN)

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