Electrocution: FG Dispatches Technical Team To Investigate Death Of UniLag Student

[caption id="attachment_1230" align="alignnone" width="572"]Late Oluchi Anekwe. The Electrocuted 300 Level Unilag Student [/caption]

Following the death of a University of Lagos (UniLag), 300 level accounting student, Oluchi Anekwe, who was electrocuted instantly, after a high tension wire fell on her on the 8th September 2015, the Federal government has dispatched a high-powered technical team to the University to undertake investigations on the actual cause of the incident.

A Deputy Director in charge of press at the ministry of power, Mr. Timothy Oyedeji who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said the team is led by Engr. Peter Ewesor of Nigeria Electricity Management Services Limited, (NEMSL).

According to him, “At the end of the exercise, the team is expected to find out what actually went wrong and which groups or individuals are culpable after which appropriate sanction will be forwarded to the regulator – Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).


He added that, “Furthermore, the report will also contain future mitigating measures that would prevent future occurrence of this kind of fatalities.”

The statement further quoted the Permanent Secretary in the ministry of Power, Ambassador Godknows Igali as expressing deep condolences, on behalf of the ministry and stakeholders in the power sector, to the family of the deceased.

Recall that students of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, took to the streets to protest the electrocution of Anekwe Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the University of Lagos Students Union (ULSU), today, declared a Black Friday in honour of the deceased student.


The declaration of Black Friday was reportedly sent to all class pages in the university, directing students to assemble at an open space, known as the Faculty of Business Administration quadrangle, clad in black.

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