Professor Rahmon Bello, the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos (UNILAG), has declared that adequate compensation must be made by Eko Electricity Distribution Plc, EKEDP to the family of late Miss Oluchi Anekwe.
Prof Bello announced this during a press briefing at the institution’s conference centre, he said: “The Federal Government panel findings have established that the faulty cable which caused Oluchi’s death belong to EKEDP and they must pay compensation to the family of the deceased.
“EKEDP has put in place an Assurance Policy by an Insurance company whereby compensation will be paid to family of a deceased in case of loss of life. The Insurance Company has been contacted to come and assess the damage and give their recommendations for compensation. As soon as this is done, we will know the amount.’’
Bello disclosed that the University panel has established that both the nurse and doctor on duty confirmed she had no pulse on arrival and she was brought in dead to the Medical Centre, as opposed to reports that late Oluchi was not professionally handled when she arrived at the Medical Centre.
He said: “In accordance with standard practice, while her body was deposited at the mortuary, an autopsy was conducted and the pathologist came to the conclusion that her death occurred within seconds to few minutes of contact with the 11KV electric cable.’’
He, however said to prevent future occurrence, on August 26, 2015, in a letter, the institution had requested EKEDP to ensure that all overhead cables within the campus are buried in line with safety standard.