By Oginyi Ruth

Two persons have been reportedly killed after four persons were electrocuted at Kings Agro Factory located at Nise street in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.

The victims were identified as Justice and Usulor Chukwudi. They both hailed from Ezza North and Ikwo local government areas of the state.

It was learnt that the four persons, who were workers of Kings Agro Factory were working with their boss, Onyebuchi Anworo when the ladder they were working with fell on top of naked electric wire.

It was further gathered that after the incident, the victims became unconscious and they were immediately rushed to the Alex Ekwueme Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki were Justice and Chukwudi were confirmed dead.

However Akochi Chineme and Onwe Emmanuel are said to be receiving treatment in the hospital, while their boss is in police custody helping the police with further investigation.

Ebonyi state police command public relations officer, Loveth Odah, who confirmed the incident, said two of the victims were confirmed dead in the hospital, while others are receiving treatment .

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“It was 6pm on Friday on 26th of July, 2019 that one Onyebuchi Anworo of Ukwuansi street, Abakalki an Alumaco engineer with Aguegbo Chisco Aliminum company came to Eke -Aba central police station and reported that same date, that while they were fixing Alumanco widows at Kings Agro Factory at Nise street by Afikpo road in company of four of his workers an iron ladder which they use in working fell on top of a naked electric cable wire and got four of the workers electrocuted and they became unconscious.

“The victims were rushed to Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki. The victims one Akochi Chineme, 32 years of Oriuzor, Ezza South , Onwe Emmanuel 32 years of 55 Nteje street, Usulor Chukwudi of Oziuzor Ezza North and one Justice of Ikwo whose surname is unknown. 

“He said two of them were confirmed dead at FETHA while the two others are responding to treatment. The DPO led operation to the area, visited the scene of the crime and hospital and the two are in stable condition.

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“Onyebuchi was taken to police station for questioning and the matter is under investigation to ascertain if there is a foul play”, she said.


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