65-year old man falls to death from 10th floor of Edo state high court


There was panic among staff of the Edo State High Court as a 65-year old man identified as Moses Airhiagbonkpa fell to his death.

The incident disrupted activities at the court and staff left their offices to see the corpse.

It was learnt that the deceased fell from the 10th floor of the High Court building.

The body of the victim was discovered when staff saw blood dripping down the empty lift and his feet dangling.

An official of the court who pleaded anonymity debunked the insinuation that the deceased was one of the workers engaged by the construction firm carrying out renovation of the court.

The official explained that the deceased was at Court 10 at the last floor for a community case.

He said the deceased went to urinate and didn’t asked for directions but went through a door he thought was the toilet and fell to his death.

A relative of the deceased who gave his name as Johnson Obanor, said they came from Ugiekhue community for a case.

However, efforts were being made to convey the corpse to the mortuary.