By Obio Monday
A ultimate 12 months pupil of the Division of Electrical Electrical/Electronics, College of Cross River State, previously CRUTECH, Offiong Joseph Ekott has been electrocuted in Calabar, few months to his commencement.
GRASSROOT REPORTERS gathered that the incident happened on Monday, Could 10, on the Nigerian Navy Barracks, Atimbo, Calabar, the place the deceased went to hold out some electrical repairs in one of many residences within the barracks.
A classmate of the deceased advised GRASSROOT REPORTERS that the late OJ, as he’s fondly referred to as was hale and hearty as of Monday afternoon after they had been collectively in class, solely to be advised on Tuesday night when he referred to as to search out out why he didn’t participate of their Steady Evaluation Check on Tuesday that he had handed on.
The late Offiong was stated to have fell off the ladder after he was electrocuted. His WhatsApp Standing replace on Monday afternoon learn: “Out for some time, Xoxo”.
An in depth buddy of the deceased, Esu Etim Esu expressed disappointment of the demise of his shut pally.
Chatting with GRASSROOT REPORTERS in an an emotion-ladden voice, Esu stated:
“I am shocked and dumbfounded. That is somebody that we had been collectively on Monday afternoon, doing assignments collectively. We had deliberate on a giant celebration on our commencement day, which is few months from now. Now he’s no extra!”