EEDC staff electrocuted in Anambra

Posted by Michael Ovat, Akwa | 11 November 2018 | 1,738 times

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A middle age man, who is a staff of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), Okpoko sevice center, Okpoko in Ogbaru local government Area of Anambra state has been electrocuted.

In a statement released in Awka by the PPRO, Anambra state police command, SP Harruna Mohammed said on November 9, 2018, at about 7:20pm, one Mr Oduah Neboliza, and a feeder manger of Enugu electricity distribution company Okpoko service center Okpoko in Ogbaru council Area reported at Okpoko police division that same day at about 7pm, while on duty along Onitsha-Owerri Road Okpoko, one of his staff Mr Ezenwosu Chukwudi  was electrocuted on a pole while rectifying a electrical fault.

According to him, the scene of the incident was visited by Police Patrol team attached to Okpoko division. The victim was immediately rushed to Bex Memorial Hospital Awada for treatment but was certified dead on arrival by the Doctor. He stated that the corpse has been deposited at the mortuary for postmortem examination.

The case, according to Haruna, is under investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident

A source in the Area who confirmed the incident but does not want his name in print told our correspondent that the deceased was trying to work on a faulty line, but in the process, he was electrocuted from the pole and died, may God save us, he prayed.

Sourced from a Tribune report

Source: News Express

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