In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 07th, June, 2020

Pandemonium As Senior Police Officer Will get Electrocuted On A Tree In Abuja

Pandemonium As Senior Police Officer Gets Electrocuted On A Tree In Abuja

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Tragedy struck within the Garki space of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja on Sunday when a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Lasaka Habila, was electrocuted whereas reducing leaves from a tree within the metropolis Centre.

In response to The Nation, it was learnt that the unlucky accident befell reverse the Nationwide Intelligence Company (NIA), Garki, Abuja.

A cutlass was seen mendacity across the tree on the scene of the tragedy. The cutlass was believed to have been utilized by the sufferer to chop down branches seen littered across the scene of the accident.

The sufferer was later taken to the Nationwide Hospital, Abuja by the FCT Emergency Administration Company (FEMA) search and rescue group the place he was confirmed useless.

Eyewitnesses stated the sufferer might need been electrocuted by a excessive voltage from the excessive pressure wire near the tree.

The sufferer, who was seen caught on the tree, was ultimately introduced down by the Search and Rescue group of the FCT Emergency Administration Company (FEMA).

Saddened by the tragedy, the Director-Normal, FEMA, Alhaji Idriss Abbas, suggested FCT residents to at all times search approval from the FCT Parks and Recreation Division earlier than reducing down any tree within the FCT and never take legal guidelines into their fingers.

The FEMA boss additionally famous that on this interval of wet season, most timber would bloom and are available in contact with electrical energy cables which can transmit excessive currents by way of the leaves and branches.

Abbas, subsequently, warned Abuja residents to keep away from coming in touch with timber planted near excessive pressure cables and different electrical instillations to keep away from being electrocuted, as one might not know whether or not the tree is carrying a dwell electrical present which could possibly be dangerous to the person.

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