Five People Electrocuted While Erecting Billboard In Rivers

Five young men have reportedly been electrocuted in Rivers State while trying to mount a billboard with a metal frame in the state.

It was learnt that four others were battling for survival at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) where they were rushed for treatment.

The incident was said to have occurred in the Obiri-Ikwerre area of Rumuosi Community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

It was learnt that a team of nine men was mounting the billboard structure with a metal frame that conducted electric current from a high-tension cable.

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The victims were said to be private businessmen contracted to mount the billboard for a church.

In other news, A man who was alleged to have purchased goods worth N100,000 from a store in Rivers State with a fake bank alert has been apprehended.

The owner of the store, Samson Michael Ndukwe, posted videos of the suspect on Facebook on Thursday, August 17, 2023.

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“A thief will one day be caught no matter how long he/she has been doing it. Just one day will bring his evil deeds to limelight for him/her to bear the consequences. These guy was cashed today for my store after doing fake transfer worth 100k, he didn’t succeed,” he said.


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