FAMILY of 14-year-old Deborah Faleke, who was electrocuted to after a high tension cable tripped off and fell on her in Alakuko area of Lagos State has disagreed with the management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKDC).
The father of the deceased, Pastor Ademola Faleke, told Lagos Metro that the management of the electricity company made an offer of N1 million to him, which he rejected.
“My lawyer and I have met with the management of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company. They persuaded me and promised to pay me N1 million for the compensation of the death of my daughter,” he said.
Deborah had gone to Alakuko to see one of her friends after her West African Certificate Examination (WASCE) when the cable fell on her at Fagbeyinro Street, Alakuko.
The rejection of the compensation is coming at a time the management of the electricity distribution company set up a committee to review the incident.
Head, Corporate Communications Unit of the power company, Mr Felix Ofulue, told newsmen that the company would look at the incident critically.
“These high-tension wires were installed about 60 years ago, and it is very risky to be under them when one wants to board a commercial vehicle,” Ofolue said.