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Police Chief Superintendent electrocuted while cutting tree in Abuja

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A Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Lasaka Habila, has died after an electrocution in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT)

The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confirmed Habila’s death  in a statement released on Sunday June 7.

According to FEMA, the policeman was electrocuted while cutting branches off a tree opposite the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Garki, Abuja, and was rushed to the National Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

The FEMA statement read in part;

“At the scene of the tragedy was a cutlass seen lying around the tree after the incident, [said] to have been used by the victim to cut down branches from the tree which were seen littered around the scene.

“It is also believed that the victim may have been electrocuted by a high voltage from the high tension wire close to the tree.

“The victim who was seen stuck on the tree was eventually brought down by the Search and Rescue team of FEMA.”

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