Electrocution Kills Policeman, One Other In Abeokuta

Electrocution Kills Policeman, One Other In Abeokuta

Two people including a policeman have been confirmed electrocuted in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital.

Electrocution Kills Policeman, One Other In Abeokuta

The remains of the two victims who lost their lives at the constructions site in Isale Igbein area of the state were later taken to the morgue of the State Hospital in Ijaye.

It was gathered that a young boy who was identified as Moses 17, emerged from the Police Barrack in front of the Government House to scavenge for useful materials in the rubbles which was used by the construction company to fill the ditch at the site.

Moses, whose father, a police officer was recently killed by Armed Robbers in Abeokuta has succeeded in gathering some iron rods from the site and was on the way back home when the rods touched and high tension cable and he was electrocuted.

The other victim, Sunday Joseph who has been taking care of Moses since the death of his father was immediately contacted on phone rushed to the scene.

According to eyewitnesses, when Mr Joseph arrived the scene in a Volks Wagen Golf marked Lagos FB 359 APP,  he immediately made for the lifeless body of Moses which was still strapped under the cable but was prevented by friends who were sympathizing with the family and in an instance, the police officer forcefully let himself off the grips of sympathisers and made for the Moses’ lifeless body only to be trapped by the same cable and was left gasping on the ground.

All effort to rush him to the hospital proved unsuccessful as his car which was the only available car at the scene couldn’t be assessed because of the security mechanism therein as he died few minutes later.

Leading a delegation of some state government officials to the residence of the deceased, the secretary to the state government, Taiwo Adeoluwa promised government assistance to the family.

Source: Naij.com

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