Tragedy struck on Wednesday in the agrarian community of Ifira Akoko, in the Akoko South-East Local Government Area of Ondo State, as thunderbolt killed a man identified as Ramoni Aluko.
The 43-year-old man, who was said to be a timber contractor, was hit by the thunderbolt while cutting an Iroko tree.
According to a source, Aluko and one of his business partners, Gbenga Oniyere, went to a forest in Ifiira Akoko to cut the Iroko tree but the thunderbolt hit and killed him.
The source said villagers were giving the incident a spiritual interpretation. Read more