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Relative Blames Fiancé after 35-year-old Woman Was Electrocuted Few Weeks to Her Wedding



The deceased, Loretta Ewere

The deceased, Loretta Ewere

A tragic incident occurred on Ajoke Kazeem Street, in the Idimu area of Lagos State last Saturday.

A woman, Loretta Ewere, 35, lost her life after she was electrocuted at her fiancé’s home.

PUNCH reports that the fiancé, Segun Tolani, was fixing an electrical fault when the incident happened.

The report stated that Ewere and Tolani had scheduled their wedding for November and preparation was in top gear when tragedy struck.

“The man had wanted to change his old cable TV decoder and antenna. When power was restored, he discovered that he didn’t have electricity in his house.

“He wanted to do it himself, but neighbours advised him to get the service of an electrician. He contacted an electrician who billed him N2,500. But he said the charge was too high. He decided to go and rent a wooden ladder from someone in the area.

He mounted the ladder on the wall and called the lady from inside the room to assist him in holding the ladder. She held the ladder with one hand and held an iron pole beside the room with the other hand.

While he was working, the wire fell and touched the pole she was holding and that was how she was electrocuted,” said a resident who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Tolani called for help and a neighbour, who rushed out to pull out the victim with her bare hands was reportedly flung by the electric current.

An electrician was later called to disconnect the power.

“The woman fell down and hit her head against the concrete floor. People tried to resuscitate her by giving her milk; but she didn’t come round. A lot of time had been wasted. She was rushed to a private hospital in the area, but she was rejected. We took her to the general hospital, where she was confirmed dead. Her corpse was deposited in a mortuary,” another resident said.

One of the relatives of the victim, identified as Charles blamed the incident of Tolani’s stinginess.

“They did their introduction four years ago and since then, they had been staying together. Their marriage was slated for November and the two families have bought clothes and sent invitation to people.

Around 1pm of the day that she died, she called one of her friends that she would be going to shop for the wedding, not knowing that she would die that day.

It was the man’s stinginess that killed her. If he had paid someone to fix the electrical fault, this would not have happened,” Charles said.

The deceased, an indigene of Ewuru, Delta State, was preparing for her last two exams slated for October 4th and 6th in the Purchasing and Supply Department of The Polytechnic Ibadan.

Tolani, an indigene of Ekiti State, worked with an insurance company.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the incident said: “She (Loretta Ewere) was living with one Segun Tolani, to whom she was supposed to be married next month. They were fixing a GoTV antenna when power was suddenly restored. Ewere, who was holding the antenna wire, was electrocuted. The corpse has been deposited in a mortuary for a post-mortem examination.”

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  1. @edDREAMZ

    October 5, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    I no blame the guy shah… Dude was just trying to save money considering this recession period…. Rip to her though…

  2. Loveth Best

    October 5, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Sad. May her soul find eternal rest

  3. Emerald

    October 5, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    I don’t blame the parents for their reaction… They are still in shock and are not really think straight…. May her soul rest in peace

  4. Mercy.

    October 6, 2016 at 10:23 am

    The man was only doing what so very many people do and have done and will yet do without any danger or loss of life i.e. save precious money and cut costs most especially in these times. And those are people who are not preparing for the huge financial responsibilities of a wedding. The lady was also in school, preparing to write exams; they had been living together for four years; it is reasonable to assume he was also paying for her university education. He had been paying for the feeding and probably the clothing also, of two people, for four years, on one person’s salary. His wife-to-be was not working; she was a student. The so-called relative constituting himself into judge and jury has chosen to forget all that. He may even have been supporting some of them, giving her money for her family, his future in-laws, of course. This man loved this woman. Hypocrites and sinners who have done the same and even worse should SHUT UP and stop blaming a grieving, bereaved human being who is already blaming himself extremely well without their help. If he commits suicide due to his original grief combined with the wicked, unfair judgment and words and actions of people, his blood will be on your hands. Know that for sure. And it will not have changed anything. She will not come back to life, and you will be responsible before God for sending at least one soul to burn in eternal hell fire.

    The money he was saving for a wedding will now have to be spent on a funeral. Imagine how that feels. Instead of receiving her at the altar, watching her walk up to him at the altar, as he must have been looking forward to; he will have to carry her coffin to the grave, stand beside her coffin at the graveside, lower and watch her dead body in its coffin going down into the grave; instead of lifting her veil and kissing her, he will have to lift a spade and throw a shovelful of earth/dirt on her coffin.

    I hope he gets all the psychological, spiritual and financial help and moral support he needs. Including help moving out of that apartment they shared together, and moving away from such wicked, hypocritical relatives and people have forgotten the good times, his good acts, and who blame him for her death.

    This world is just incomprehensible. This is in the same world and city where one man beat, battered, butchered his banker wife to death with their small children in the house, left her bloodied corpse for them to see and ran away and was boasting from hiding that he was a Lagos boy and would never be found in this Lagos and his in-laws, the dead woman’s family were rushing to the media begging him to return, saying that they had forgiven him. A man who had a history of extreme violence to his wife, regular beatings and fights that the neighbours attested to. In the same world, same city, another man with a record of goodness and love, makes one unpremeditated, innocent mistake that turns out to be tragic and fatal, and a relative (probably speaking for the family) is calling for his blood. That is what it is when you accuse someone of killing another, you are seeking for justice, for an eye for an eye.

    May the Almighty God’s mercy prevail in his life and situation, and may He grant strength, comfort, wisdom, protection and every needed support to her family, friends, and all loved ones through this time, to the other side, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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