Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP Lasaka Habila has been electrocuted while cutting leaves from a tree in the city centre.
The incident took place opposite the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Garki, Abuja.
At the scene of the tragedy was a cutlass suspected to have been used by the victim to cut down branches from the tree before his electrocution.
The victim who was stuck on the tree was eventually brought down by the Search and Rescue team of the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Reacting to the incident, Director General FEMA, Alh. Idriss Abbas who advised FCT residents to always seek approval from the FCT Parks and Recreation Department before cutting down any tree in the territory, also warned residents to avoid contact with trees planted close to high tension cables and other electrical installations to avoid electrocution.
The victim later taken to the National Hospital, Abuja by the FEMA team where he was confirmed dead.