A Chief Superintendent of Police, Lasaka Habila, has been electrocuted in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The deceased was electrocuted while cutting branches off a tree opposite the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Garki, Abuja, was rushed to the National Hospital by FEMA officials where he was confirmed dead.

Habila’s death was confirmed in a statement released by the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Sunday June 7.

The statement read in part;

“At the scene of the tragedy was a cutlass seen lying around the tree after the incident, [said] to have been used by the victim to cut down branches from the tree which were seen littered around the scene.

“It is also believed that the victim may have been electrocuted by a high voltage from the high tension wire close to the tree.

“The victim who was seen stuck on the tree was eventually brought down by the Search and Rescue team of FEMA.”