Police officer electrocuted on tree in Abuja


Police officer electrocuted on tree in Abuja

By Omeiza Ajayi – Abuja

Tragedy struck on Sunday in Abuja when a Chief Superintendent of Police CSP, Lasaka Habila, was electrocuted while cutting leaves from a tree opposite the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in Abuja.

While his lifeless body was stuck to the tree, a machete along with severed tree branches laid at the foot of the tree, giving a clue as to his mission on top of the tree.

The FCT Ministerial Task-team on the Enforcement of Covid-19 Restrictions had days ago arrested a female herbs seller for cutting the bark of the same tree ostensibly for use in her business.

Vanguard gathered that CSP Habila might have been electrocuted when one of the tree branches touched the high tension cable which ran atop the tree.

The deceased was eventually brought down by the Search and Rescue team of the FCT Emergency Management Agency FEMA and taken to the National Hospital where he was pronounced brought in dead.

Speaking on the incident, Director General of FEMA, Alh….

Source: Vanguard Newspaper