The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company(IBEDC) Plc has disclosed that it had commenced investigations into the probable cause of the electrical accident that led to the death of a commercial motorcyclist and his passenger in Ibadan, on Thursday.
The Chief Operating Officer, IBEDC, John Ayodele, in a statement made available newsmen on Saturday, said the company regretted the death of the two electrocuted persons, adding that the company has contacted the families of the victims “to provide some measure of succour.”
It was learnt that the Okada rider, Oladeji Kango, and a passenger, Kemi Adegoke, died when some electric cables fell on them along Adogba- Iwo Road.
The statement read in part: “The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc. hereby deeply commiserates with the families of Mr Oladeji Kango and Mrs Kemi Adegoke who died as a result of an electrical accident that happened along Iwo/Adogba Road, Oyo State.
“We are currently working with families of the deceased at this difficult period to help provide some measure of succour.
“Investigations have begun to ascertain the facts of the case, whilst all necessary protocols and reports to the regulatory authorities have been initiated.
“Our team of engineers are already carrying out safety routine maintenance to forestall such occurrences.”