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Ibadan electricity company regrets death of electrocuted persons


The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc has regretted the death of two electrocuted persons.

The company said investigations had commenced into the probable cause of the electrical accident that led to the death of a commercial motorcyclist and his passenger in Ibadan, Oyo State on Thursday.

It was learnt that the Okada rider, Oladeji Kango; and a passenger, Kemi Adegoke, died when some electric cables fell on them along Iwo/Adogba Road, Ibadan on Thursday.

The Chief Operating Officer of IBEDC, John Ayodele, in a statement made available to our correspondent on Saturday, said the company has contacted the families of the victims “to provide some measure of succour”.

The statement read in part, “The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc. hereby deeply commiserates with the families of Mr Oladeji Kango and Mrs Kemi Adegoke who died as a result of an electrical accident that happened along Iwo/Adogba Road, Oyo State.

“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, whilst 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.”

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