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Pupils Protest Electrocution Of Colleague



Pupils of Eyean Community Secondary School, Eyean in Uhunmwode local government, yesterday afternoon, protested the killing of a JSS 3 student by a naked electricity wire.
The incident was said to have happened while the students were going home.
Witnesses said the victim, identified as Benedict, was going home when he touched a rod from a broken electric pole and was immediately electrocuted.
The witnesses said a vehicle had hit the pole and broken it into half thereby exposing the rod inside.
Sight of the dead student angered other students who blocked the Bénin-Auchi highway causing heavy vehicular traffic.
The protesting students accused the Bénin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) of causing the death by not taking steps to fix the broken electric pole.
When contacted for comments, spokesman for the BEDC, Tayo Adekunle, said they were yet to receive reports about the incident from their field officers.
According to him, “We will commence investigation and take appropriate action based on the outcome of the investigation.
“Management will take the necessary action. It is our people in the field that will give report on what actually transpired.”




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