Electrocuted UNILAG student – Power firm pays N45m to victim’s family

University Of Lagos UNILAG
University Of Lagos UNILAG

A student of the University of Lagos, UNILAG,
Oluchi Anekwe » lost her life when she was
electrocuted by a live wire on the school
The Eko Electricity Distribution Company
(EKEDC) has paid N45million as compensation to
the victim’s family after the company reached a
non-disclosure agreement with the victim’s
A First Class 300-level student of Accounting,
Oluchi was electrocuted at about 7pm, while
returning from an evening mass with her younger
sister in September 2015.
A Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Femi
Falana , reportedly took up the case and wrote
EKEDC, asking that the firm compensate the
family or risk litigation.
It was gathered that after series of meetings, the
power firm buckled and settled with the family.
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Punch reports that a source revealed, “They
agreed and paid N45m in a non-disclosure
agreement. This means the agreement is not to be
disclosed to the public. It is supposed to be a
private arrangement between the company and the
girl’s family.
“ The reasoning is that if it is publicised, it could
encourage people who have similar grievances to
insist on monetary settlements. That might not
augur well for the company. The victim’s younger
sister has also been flown abroad for treatment for
the injuries she sustained in the incident .”
Oluchi’s father, Chief Basil Anekwe has refused
to confirm the details of the settlement. He,
however, alleged that the power company
abandoned Oluchi’s sister in an American

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