Tragedy struck on Tuesday, July 23 as a 65 year-old-man, Moses Airhiagbonkpa, fell to his death within the premises of the Edo State High Court.
The sad incidence happened when Airhiagbonkpa who was at the 10th floor of the High court building with members of the Ugiekhue community to get a new date for a case involving his community, Ugiekhue community, then he was pressed and decided to use the rest room.
When he opened a door, he mistakenly stepped into a place he thought was the toilet and he fell to his death.
It was later discovered that Mr Airhiagbonkpa stepped into a open space where the former elevator for the building was located. The High court was undergoing renovation and part of the things being fixed was the elevator.
The contractors removed the elevator with the hope of putting a new one as soon as possible.
“We used to have a lift that has gone bad and this administration is fixing it. The company carrying out the renovation work removed the old lift and is still working on it. We were told the man came to Court 10 and wanted to ease himself.
He went to where the lift is and fell through. The MD of the contractor said there was a ribbon indicating no passage but that I cannot say anything about.” a staff said
The corpse of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue.