Lightening strikes have reportedly killed a middle-aged man in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, leaving an unspecified bystanders in the neighbourhood.
The tragedy which occurred during a downpour on Wednesday in Aibangbee Street, off New Lagos Road in Benin City, caused panic among residents of the area.
One of the residents in the locality, Mr. Ajibola, told newsmen that “The victims ran to the point where Okada riders stay to pick and drop passengers when the lightning struck and the man died while others sustained injuries.
“The young man was popular on our street and I was told he recently went for introduction ahead of his coming marriage, according to him.
He also said, “My last born was close to him because he was a friendly person. It was because of that people on the street said Okada riders should not work today”.
A wrist watch was strapped to the hand of about-to-wed -victim also known as ‘MC’.
His body was deposited at a morgue, a hours after the strange occurrence.
The spokesman of the Nigeria police Command in Edo State, SP. Kotongs Bello, is yet to respond to an inquiry by our Correspondent.