The man, who has been identified as Ramoni Aluko, a timber trader, was said to have been killed by the lightning while cutting an Iroko tree in the forest.
Confirming the incident the Divisional Police Officer, Isua Akoko, Biodun Ojediran stated that Aluko and his partner were in the farm when the incident occurred.
“Two of them went to a farm at Ifira Akoko when the incident happened and only Mr Aluko died,” he said.
It was gathered that after the incident, people of Ifira contacted the sango worshipers as it was a taboo to touch such corpse.
Controversy later occurred over where to bury the deceased.
It was disclosed that the victim is from Supare in Akoko South West local government as he only stayed at Ifira for his timber business.
Meanwhile, the Asiwaju of Ifira Akoko, Chief Boboye Ojomo described the late Aluko as a nice, hardworking gentleman that will be missed in the area.
shortly after the incident, some Sango (god of thunder) worshipers arrived at the scene to perform rites before the burial of the victim.
He said, “We have yet to know why this happened to the man, thunder does not just strike without a reason.
“The people of the community contacted some Sango worshippers to bury him as nobody can touch a person killed by thunderbolt, except Sango worshippers.
Another source said Sango’s worshippers took the corpse to his home town.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph, said the command had commenced investigation into the incident.