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Jumia staff dies on duty from suffocation (Details)

 

A staff of online retail store, Jumia, Ola Sanusi,
suffocated to death on Monday, February 8, while working in the
company’s warehouse which, according to some employees, is as hot as a
oven.

Sanusi was said to be preparing to marry his pregnant fiancée before death came calling.
 Jumia  has now confirmed the unfortunate incident;
“We
regret to announce the passing of our dear colleague, Ola Sanusi Ola
Sanusi tragically died on Monday as he was seated in one of our
inventory rooms, proceeding to perform a cycle count.
We
could gather from the video footage that he experienced pains in his
chest and collapsed just after. His colleagues reacted very quickly and
he was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead on arriva
l”, a rep for the company told Pulse.
 
The
rep says that Sanusi’s family has been invited to the company to watch
the footage that shows the moments leading up to the man’s death.
We
have been in close contact with Ola’s family, who have had the
opportunity to examine the location of the incident, including the video
recordings
“, the company’s rep. said.
Recalling Sanusi’s time with the company and the tragedy, the statement read in part;
Ola
joined the company when it launched in March 2013 and has been a great
colleague and team member ever since. He was part of the Inbound Team at
AIG-Express and worked as an operator. He was a diligent, committed and
highly valued member of the team in his 3 years with the company”.
The company also implores the public to give Sanusi’s family privacy to mourn him;
We
wish to respect Ola’s family and invite everyone in this difficult time
to respect their grief and need for privacy and mourning. We have
extended our deepest condolences to his family and his friends during
this difficult time and will continue to support them as much as need be
“, it reads.
Jumia
is one of the leading online retail stores in Nigeria – servicing
thousands of Nigerians the need to shop on the internet with speedy
delivery to their desired locations.
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