ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI
A middle aged man was killed by an electric pole while his identity is yet to be confirmed the incident occurred at Ikare Akoko, the headquarters of Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State.
According to an eye witness that was confirmed by punch newspaper to CMM voiced out about the deadly event.
“The pole fell due to its weakness and it happened when the officials of the BEDC were changing and removing some electricity poles along the road due to ongoing dualisation of Ikare township road by Ondo State Government. As they are doing the work, suddenly, the weak pole fell on the deceased, who was passing by.
“He fell down as the pole landed on him, the people around the scene rushed at him to save his life but all efforts to resuscitate him were not successful as he died shortly after.”
However he added one staff of BEDC was injured and rushed to the Ondo State Specialists Hospital Ikare for treatment.
The ACP of police confirmed the incident, Razak Rauf, described the incident as unfortunate.
“The police had taken an appropriate step on the case, and an investigation had commenced into it.”