IBEDC staff electrocuted in Ilorin

A staff of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) was reportedly killed while undertaking repair of faulty electricity equipment at a step down plant situated at Sawmill area, behind College of Education, Ilorin, at the weekend.

A competent source hinted that the deceased, Abdulrasheed Garna, a technician, was electrocuted while undertaking a major fault clearing exercise in the plant alongside two of his colleagues.

The source also revealed that a spiritual attack was suspected, saying it was uncommon for the control centre to power the system without clearance from the fault clearing crew during such operations.

This is just as it was gathered that people of Unity/Stadium road and some major areas in Ilorin, Kwara state would remain in darkness for sometime due to the calamity that befell the staff of the power distribution company.

Meanwhile no member of the deceased’s family contacted was willing to speak on the development as the incident had thrown them into mourning ever since it happened.

Speaking on the development, the Public Relations Officer of IBEDC in the area, Mr. Ayo Bada, confirmed the death, saying that only one person was electrocuted.

“It is an unfortunate incident. They were three effecting repairs when one of them was electrocuted,” he said.