One Mr. Saidi was on Thursday night, electrocuted while sitting on top of a moving passenger- train in Lagos. Don't panic, he did not die.
Mr. Saidi's marriage is coming up December 21.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the overloaded Lagos-Ogun train was heading for Iju from Agege, both in Lagos. Saidi came in contact with an electric wire that passed above the rail line and was electrocuted. He, however, did not die but laid on top of the train, panting, and was brought down at Iju Train Station by some other passengers. The train was delayed at the station to enable the man to be brought down.
Saidi was later rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention as his face and head were injured.
One of his friends, who sat with him on the train, told NAN that Saidi did not know that he was near the electric wire. The friend, who pleaded anonymity, said that he was in charge of distributing some fabrics for Saidi's wedding ceremony.
A top official of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) told NAN in Lagos that the management would visit the injured passenger in the hospital and charge him to court.
According to the official, who did not want to be identified, it is an offence for a passenger to sit on top of a moving train or hang by the sides. He said that the offences attracted a term of imprisonment or fine or both.