A 50-year-old Ghanaian artisan has died while working inside a water tank in Nigeria’s Lagos state.
Popularly known as Pabobo, he was reportedly unconscious while working in the tank in a town called Osborne Foreshore, Ikoyi.
Local media PUNCH reported that the incident occurred around 4.45pm local time on Saturday, June 1, 2019.
There was no injuries on his body, according to an eyewitness who told local media that “When I was going to my house through Ondo Street, I saw people gathered and a man lying on the floor. They were preparing to take him to hospital.”
The eyewitness further narrated that “from what I gathered, the man was working inside a water tank and stayed there for some hours without coming out. Because of this, those around went near the tank and discovered that there was no movement though the artisan was there.
“The people had to call the police, who evacuated the man and took him to hospital. Right now, nobody can tell precisely what led to the man’s death except an autopsy is conducted.”
Spokesperson for the Lagos state Police, DSP Bala Elkan told journalists that Pabobo was rushed to a nearby hospital when it was clear he was unconscious.
The police said he was pronounced dead at a hospital, but investigations into his sudden death have already started.
Elkana said “The police have visited the scene and taken photographs. His corpse was evacuated and deposited in the Lagos Island General Hospital morgue for autopsy. Meanwhile, investigation is in progress.”
Pabobo’s other names were not disclosed. Many Ghanaians live and work in Nigeria and vice versa due to the friendship between the two nations.