By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
It was confusion galore on Friday at Iwo Road area of Ibadan when a live electricity wire fell on a motorcyclist and a female passenger and electrocted them to death instantly.
New Nigerian gathered that trouble started when the motorcyclist was busy negotiating with the female passenger when the wire fell from a nearby pole on the two of them during which they were electrocted to death
The sudden death of the motorcyclist and the female passenger caused confusion as residents in the area quickly rushed out of the scene for safety.
Eye witness account stated that the female passenger said to be a food vendor was at Iwo Road for a N1,000 balance of the food owed her by a member of NURTW.
Oyo State FRSC Sector Commander, Mrs Uche Chukwurah confirmed the incident, saying, “two people were killed by electricity wire which dropped in Iwo road. In fact, there are two other wire given sign of dropping and nobody cares.”
“I wish government officials take note and do something now.That woman was a food vendor. I heard she was in the area to collect money for food the members of NURTW bought from her in the morning, in fact, the N1,000 was in her hand when she got electrocuted. It was men of FRSC in the state that evacuated their corpses.”
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) on Saturday while commiserating with the families of the two victims stated that the incident happened on Iwo-Adogba road in Ibadan at about 4 pm on Friday.
IBEDC in a statement signed by its Chief Operating Officer Engineer John Ayodele said, “we are currently working with families of the deceased at this difficult period to help provide some measure of succour. Investigations have begun to ascertain the facts of the case, while all necessary protocols and reports to the regulatory authorities have been initiated.”, .
“Our team of engineers are already carrying out safety routine maintenance to forestall such occurrences in future,” he said.