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Festac residents give N750, 000 to electrocuted EKEDC’s staff

Festac residents give N750, 000 to electrocuted EKEDC’s staff

4 October, 2020

By Adeola Ogunlade

 

Festac Town Residents Association (FTRA) in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Council has donated a financial lifeline for a victim of electrocution in the area.

The victim, Rufus Oyekunle, a staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), was on official duty working on a faulty transformer in Festac town, which led to his electrocution on July 1st 2020.

Sadly, his left hand has already been amputated, while the right one is also apparently incapacitated as he was seen in his hospital bed struggling to move it.

The president of FTRA, Shola Fakorede, while presenting the N750, 000 cheque to the injured official, at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), said that the incident happened when the patient was rectifying a fault in a transformer that threw the community into darkness, and therefore, shouldn’t be abandoned with his travails.

He explained that the community was not only known for  demonstrating against abnormality by the power distribution company, as it has done in the past, but also plays its part in encouraging the staffers, who have diligently served the area.

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“We have come here to pay a visit and to show that we care. The money we are giving him is to support his medical bills. This is with the understanding that he might have spent a lot going from one hospital to another. This is a token of our appreciation of his service to our community and to cushion the effects of what he and his family have been passing through since July.

Fakorede described Oyekunle as a hardworking staff, who never hesitated whenever any member of the community called on him to clear any electrical fault. He said that it was proper for the residents to reciprocate such a gesture.

Bedridden in Ophthalmology, Burns and Plastic wards, the victim, in company of his wife, appreciated his benefactors for the donation and prayed for God to reward them.

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