UPDATE: Family of Ikorodu electrocuted widow rejects Ikeja Disco’s N200,000 compensation

In the aftermath of the death of a widow, Mrs. Mutiat Okanlawon Odubeke at the Gbagada General Hospital on Tuesday, January 1, 2018, following her ill-fated electrocution after a high tension cable fell on her in Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland, her family has rejected the ₦200, 000 compensation presented today by the management of Ikeja Disco.

Recall that InsideMainland earlier reported her death after a concerned resident made the issue public via a public post on Facebook. According to the resident, Rasheed Fatuga, the incident that led to her eventual loss occurred at Solebo Estate, Aga, Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Recent development gathered by InsideMainland indicates that the Odubeke family who has laid to rest the body of the deceased at the Igbogbo-Ibeshe road cemetery rejected the sum of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) on the grounds that it is a far cry from what the family lost on the heels of the incident to medical bills and not enough to emotionally assuage the family.

In his words; “The latest development is that the management of Ikeja Disco are trying to muddle up everything. They called the family today immediately after the burial to come for N200,000 compensation of which we rejected and plan to file a case against the firm on Monday morning with our family lawyer.”

The deceased, Mutiat Odubeke

Speaking to Black Box Nigeria, a family member, Tunde Thompson said the family has lost confidence in the manner the compensation request is handled by the power distribution company promising to take legal actions as lawsuit will be filed first thing on Monday against the firm.

He said the sum offered by the firm is grossly inadequate as the family already spent close to N2 Million in footing the hospital bill of the deceased.

He said further that; “Legal actions will be taken for compensation of the life lost. This is because we have a long life span in our family; the minimum is 85 year old. She has a grandmother, a mother, a son in secondary school and she caters for her mother, her child, she was a widow that was good to the family before she died. Knowing the significance of age in the family we want something tangible.” 

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