Lightning Strikes Man To Death In Lagos? - 4 years ago

The corpse of a yet to be identified man, who was allegedly “struck dead by lightning”, has been abandoned at the Berger area of Lagos. The corpse was abandoned at the Berger lay-by, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. According to eyewitnesses, the man was struck by lightning during a heavy rainfall on Saturday. A man, who identified himself only as Akeem, told The Punch that the incident happened when the man was trying to cross the expressway. He said, “The man was struck by lightning on Saturday. When the rain was falling, there was a lightning which was followed by a thunder clap. Later, I heard some people shouting. I went there to see what happened; and this man was lying there. He was dead.” Another eyewitness, Olamide Niyi, said he was not sure of what led to the man’s death, but the residents of the area had alerted the police. Lagos Police PRO, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said he had drawn the attention of the Divisional Police Officer, Isheri Police Division, to the corpse. “The police will remove the corpse and investigation will be carried out,” he added.

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