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Policeman Electrocuted Trying To Rescue Boy Trapped By PHCN Cable

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Sunday Joseph, a police officer was on Sunday electrocuted at a police barracks opposite the Ogun State Government House, Abeokuta, while trying to rescue a 17-year-old boy earlier trapped by a Power Holding Company high-tension cable.

The boy identified as Moses also died from electrocution in the incident which occurred at one of the road – expansion construction sites in the Isale Igbein area of the state. The boy’s corpse and that of the police officer had since been deposited at the morgue of the state Hospital, Ijaye.

According to eyewitnesses, the teenager was looking through rubbles being used by a construction company to fill a ditch when he stepped on a PHCN live cable.

“Moses, whose father was one of the police officers killed recently by armed robbers in Abeokuta, was about leaving the construction site when one of the iron rods he had salvaged from the rubble touched the high tension electricity cable and was electrocuted,” one of the witnesses said.

Joseph, who became Moses’ guardian since the death of his father rushed towards the body of the teenager whose body was still filled with electric current, as he arrived the scene after being contacted by people in the area.

The police officer, who drove to the construction site in a Volkswagen Golf car with number plate Lagos FB 359 APP, was oblivious of efforts to stop him as he went for Moses’ lifeless body, and was immediately trapped by the same live PHCN cable and left gasping for breath for a few seconds before he died.

An official of the Bureau of Electrical Engineering Services, who pleaded anonymity, disclosed that PHCN knew of the danger the high-tension posed in the area, but the line was not switched off because a top PHCN official was having a party in Abeokuta.

The official added that the refusal of the PHCN to switch off the high tension line serving the area also made it impossible for the technicians of the bureau to carry out their normal duty on Sunday.

Richard Oyewole, PHCN Public Affairs Manager in charge of Ijeun and Olumo Districts of Abeokuta, however denied negligence by the PHCN, but assured that an investigation would be launched into the incident.

“I have contacted some of our field officers, and like you are aware, yesterday was Sunday and normally if the Construction Companies are to work in any area, they will request outage but as we speak, yesterday being Sunday, there was no outage permit granted by our company.

“We are still making investigations and we are going to make announcement later on the issue,” Oyewole said.

In his reaction, Public Relations Officer of Ogun State Police department, Muyiwa Adejobi, described the incident as saddening.

“It is saddening. The commissioner of police commiserates with the affected families and we pray such an incident does not occur again.”

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  2. The great One

    March 12, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    PHCN big shame on you people!! If were in a country where conscience rules,someone would have willing resigned his appointment and take full responsibility for this gruesome MURDER of Innocent Citizens.Once again I say, Shame on you people

  3. The great One

    March 12, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    PHCN big shame on you people!! If it were in a country where conscience rules,someone would have willing resigned his appointment and take full responsibility for this gruesome MURDER of Innocent Citizens.Once again I say, Shame on you people for you nonchalance and incompetence.

  4. The great One

    March 12, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    PHCN big shame on you people!! If it were in a country where conscience rules,someone would have willingly resigned his appointment and taken full responsibility for this gruesome MURDER of Innocent Citizens.Once again I say, Shame on you people for you nonchalance and incompetence.

  5. Gbolahan Ogunmefun

    March 12, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    **What to do if you believe someone has had, or is getting an electric shock**

    It may not be immediately clear that someone is getting an electric shock because smoke won’t be pouring from their ears or any other openings whatsoever. If you think someone is suffering from electric shock, please approach with extreme caution.

    The first step is to separate the person from the source of electricity as quickly as possibly. The best way of doing this is to turn off the supply, for example by unplugging the appliance or by turning the mains off at the fusebox (consumer unit).

    If this isn’t possible, then try to remove the source of electricity from the person using a piece of insulating material, such as a length of wood.

    NEVER touch the person receiving the electric shock, or you could suffer one too.

    After removing the person from the source of electricity, if the person is unconscious call for an ambulance immediately. Only those with the necessary knowledge and skill should carry out first aid.

    Where the person is conscious and seems well, it is still advisable to monitor their condition, as the effects of an electric shock may not be immediately obvious. In worst case conditions, an electric shock may lead to a condition known as electroporation, where cells within the body rupture, leading to tissue death. Additional problems might include deep-seated burns, muscle damage and broken bones. So,it is advisable that such victim should be immediately helped medically.

    Safety is never a study……But rather a way of life….

    Be Safe Today & Always….

    Safety Rules! Safety Saves!!Safety Pays!!!

    Gbolahan Ogunmefun
    Secretary Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP)
    Motto: “In The Service of Man”

  6. Gbolahan Ogunmefun

    March 12, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    **What to do if you believe someone has had, or is getting an electric shock**

    It may not be immediately clear that someone is getting an electric shock because smoke won’t be pouring from their ears or any other openings whatsoever. If you think someone is suffering from electric shock, please approach with extreme caution.

    The first step is to separate the person from the source of electricity as quickly as possibly. The best way of doing this is to turn off the supply, for example by unplugging the appliance or by turning the mains off at the fusebox (consumer unit).

    If this isn’t possible, then try to remove the source of electricity from the person using a piece of insulating material, such as a length of wood.

    NEVER touch the person receiving the electric shock, or you could suffer one too.

    After removing the person from the source of electricity, if the person is unconscious call for an ambulance immediately. Only those with the necessary knowledge and skill should carry out first aid.

    Where the person is conscious and seems well, it is still advisable to monitor their condition, as the effects of an electric shock may not be immediately obvious. In worst case conditions, an electric shock may lead to a condition known as electroporation, where cells within the body rupture, leading to tissue death. Additional problems might include deep-seated burns, muscle damage and broken bones. So,it is advisable that such victim should be immediately helped medically.

    Safety is never a study……But rather a way of life….

    Be Safe Today & Always….

    Safety Rules! Safety Saves!!Safety Pays!!!

    Gbolahan Ogunmefun (MNISP).
    Ogun State Secretary, Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals, (NISP).
    Motto: “In The Service of Man”

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Femi Otedola

Femi Otedola

Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

Read Also: Femi Otedola Spotted Dancing With His Children (Video)

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Oke

Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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