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Newly wed reportedly slumps, dies at National Assembly, another injured

Few weeks after his marriage, a staff in the National Assembly has reportedly slumped and died while ascending the second floor of the White House through the staircase.


The incident was said to have occurred on Monday when the victim Abdul Olajide Abayomi, 34, tripped and fell on the upper rung of the staircase.


He was said to have rolled to the step landing before help could come his way.


Eyewitnesses’ account said cleaners, who sighted him when he fell, alerted some staff who immediately came to his aid and rushed him to the National Assembly Clinic for medical attention but he died on the way.


He was said to have died of cardiac arrest and other underlying ailments.


The drceased was with the Inter-Parliamentary Department under the Directorate of Inter-Parliamentary and Protocols of the National Assembly’s bureaucracy.


He was said to have married on December 4, 2021. While he was from Osun State, his wife is said to be from Delta.


Similarlly, an Ad hoc worker was also said to have fallen from a scaffold while working at the fourth floor of the National Assembly Complex which left him with a deep cut on his head, aside other injuries.


The worker (not staff) was said to have been taken to the National Hospital where he is receiving medical attention.


The injured worker is said to be recuperating.


Contacted, the Director of Information, National Assembly, Dr Emmanuel Agada, said he could not confirm the incident since he was yet to be briefed about it.


Honestly, I just left the office but I didn’t get any such information on the incident. So I am not in a position now to confirm the story,” Agada said.

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