By Princely Onyenwe, Imo
River state of Nigeria was turned to a mourning mood by the sudden death of a media aide who was electrocuted while answering the call with his charging phone plugged into the socket weeks after the church wedding.
9News Nigeria rivets State report that Osaki Diri, a Media Aide to the member representing Degema state Constituency, Rivers State House of Assembly, has been confirmed dead.
However, Osaki Diri was electrocuted on Thursday, October 14, in Port Harcourt, a friend of his told 9News Nigeria.
According to our source, Diri’s phone was charging when a call came in.
“He picked the call while it was charging and got electrocuted,” the source said.
“His wife saw him and tried helping but the electric threw her away,” our source added.
Hours before his sudden death, Osaki was active on Facebook, releasing a press statement for his local government council and engaging with friends on their posts.
His death leaves his wife a widow just less than 2 months after marriage; He got married in August 2021.
Friends have gone on Facebook to express their shock following the news of Diri’s death.
Meanwhile, a close friend of his hailed him as a dedicated choirmaster who served God with his “strong baritone voice.”
This is truly an eye-opener calling for warning signs for all phone users to stop answering calls while the phone is charging.
9News Nigeria (Owerri)
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