The victim’s sister in law, Mrs. ChidinmaOkoro told journalists that the deceased had gone to fetch water shortly after returning from a church service when she stepped on a naked wire connected to the streetlight at Water Works Road.
“My aunty went to go and fetch water and in the process of her coming back, she mistakenly matched a naked wire. She just fell down on the ground, just like that, and in the process of taking her to the hospital, the doctor said that they don’t (sic) know what to do again, that she has passed on.”
However, investigation show that some staff of the State Ministry of Power had worked on a faulty connection at the spot few hours before the incident occurred.
Efforts to get the reaction of the State Commissioner for Power failed but the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Mr. Emmanuel Uzor said Governor David Umahi would look into the circumstances that led to the death of the woman.
“The Governor of believes in the sanctity of human life, it is very, very unfortunate that such tragedy befell one of us and the Governor is sending his deepest condolences and sympathy to the Family of the deceased.”
In the mean time, the remains of the victim, who was a mother of three children, have been deposited inn the mortuary at Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.