The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has distant itself from the death of one Patrick Okonkwo, who was electrocuted in Nsukka while working on the Company’s facility.
Patrick met his death while relocating EEDC’s electric poles at the ongoing road dualization in Nsukka.
Investigations show that the sudden restoration of electricity supply in the area led to his death.
The Head of Communications EEDC’s, Emeka Eze, in a statement said the company should not be blamed over the development, as there was no outage permit from them before the job was embarked upon.
The statement added that the victim was “not a staff of EEDC, neither was he in any way engaged by EEDC. I wish to reaffirm that EEDC is a very safety conscious organisation that abides by all safety measures and procedure in its operations. This incident in Nsukka was an unfortunate one and no fault of ours”.
Meanwhile, the contractor that won the relocation contract, Vee-Tec Nigeria Limited, has denied engaging the victim.
Chairman of the Company, Vita Abba said that though his company won the contract, “we sub-let it to another company and I want to believe that the contractor would know the victim.”