Olokuta residents in Abeokuta risk electrocution


Residents of Olokuta Community in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital,  are now living under the fear of being electrocuted following the heavy down pour which uprooted three electric poles.

Forty-eight hours after the poles and cables fell, blocking the major road that leads to the community, the authorities of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria have refused to rid the road of the poles.

Radio Stations in Ogun State repeatedly announced the fallen poles. However, the PHCH has refused to heed to the call.

Residents also say verbal complaint had been made to the authorities of PHCN yet there is still no response from the power company.

The Olokuta community, located in Idi-Aba axis of Abeokuta South Local Government, has population of over 10,000 residents.

Torrential rain took over the entire Abeokuta town on Wednesday, causing havoc around the town.


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