A staffer of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) , Daisi Isaac Aregbesolawas electrocuted at the weekend in Akure, Ondo state capital, while rectifying an electric faults.
Daisi, an electrical engineer and contract staff of PHCN, was reportedly instructed by his boss to rectify the faults on an electric pole in front of Zenith Bank, Alagbaka.
It was learnt that passersby tried in vain to save the life of the deceased whose body was said to be dangling on the high tension cables for more than one hour.
A source said the PHCN worker received a shock from the high tension wire while performing his duty.
“I had barely walked pass the pole on which he was working when I heard a very loud noise and saw his body dangling on the pole. People around tried to bring him down.
According to an eyewitness, ” it took other PHCN workers almost an hour to arrive at the scene. It was after the man had died and his body already brought down from the pole by sympathizers that they arrived,” he said.
Funke Adeniyi, widow of the deceased, said on phone that her husband was immediately rushed to the Ondo State Specialists Hospital, Akure, but confirmed dead by doctors on arrival.
She said: “A younger brother to my husband called me that he (Daisi) had an accident and I should meet them at the state hospital.
“I was confused and had to rushed down. But when I got to the hospital, I was told he had an electric shock on the high tension lines at the front of Zenith Bank and he died.
“Workers in his office told us that his boss sent him a message to work on the high tension cables due to some faults on the poles at the Alagbaka area in Akure.
“I asked them why they switched on the light (electricity) when they knew that my husband was working on the pole. So, I am smelling conspiracy.”
She said her late husband was employed by the company about four years ago.