Festac Town Residents Association (FTRA) in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Council has donated a financial lifeline for a victim of electrocution in the area.
The victim, Rufus Oyekunle, a staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), was on official duty working on a faulty transformer in Festac town, which led to his electrocution on July 1st 2020.
Sadly, his left hand has already been amputated, while the right one is also apparently incapacitated as he was seen in his hospital bed struggling to move it.
The president of FTRA, Shola Fakorede, while presenting the N750, 000 cheque to the injured official, at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), said that the incident happened when the patient was rectifying a fault in a transformer that threw the community into darkness, and therefore, shouldn’t be abandoned with his travails.
He explained that the community was not only known for demonstrating against abnormality by the power distribution company, as it has done in the past, but also plays its part in encouraging the staffers who have diligently served the area.