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A middle aged man identified as Nathaniel Archibong has been allegedly electrocuted at Urua Ekpa area of Akwa Ibom State by a high tension wire.
Propeller Newspapers gathered that the deceased, who was a carpenter, was contracted by the mother of Nigeria international, Emem Eduok, to create a wood that would get a certain armoured cable in her domain protected from vandals.
But in the process of undertaking the task, electric power was supplied to the area and he got electrocuted on Wednesday afternoon.
The deceased hailed from Ikot Ekwere Itam community in Itu local government area of the state.
It was gathered that Mr. Eduok visited the home of the deceased to condole with family members shortly before the corpse of late Nathaniel Archibong was taken to the Amazing Grace mortuary in Ikot Ekwere Itam.
A relative of the deceased who would not want to be named told this reporter that it was in the process of searching for his daily bread that Natta, as he was fondly called, encountered his untimely death.
Akwa Ibom Police spokesman, Odiko McDon, could not confirm the report at press time.
“I can’t confirm, I’ve not received an official report about it. I cannot comment on any report that I’ve not received an official report. You’re the first person telling me that, I’m not aware of it”, McDon, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said on Wednesday.
Calls put through to Mr. Eduok’s known contact number was not received as of the time of filing this report. He did not also replied to a Facebook inbox message this reporter sent to him.
Eduok played in yesterday’s friendly football match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Atlantico Madrid Football Club held at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo which ended in a 2-3 aggregate in favour of the Spanish team.
Meanwhile, this reporter observed wailings and all sorts of emotions during a visit to the deceased compound on Wednesday evening.