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Two EKEDC Staff Electrocuted To Death In Lagos



The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed that two staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) were electrocuted at the Obalande area of Lagos Island.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos 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 the Lagos Island.

He said according to the EKEDC worker, 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.