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Alexander Okere, Benin Grief has enveloped the Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of Edo State as family plans to bury of a teenager, Benedict Sani, who was electrocuted. Southern City News has learnt that the burial may hold on Saturday. This is just as a government delegation, led by the Commissioner for Education, Mr Emmanuel Agbale, visited the grieving parents, describing the death of the boy as a huge loss. Governor Godwin Obaseki, represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Taiwo Akerele, had earlier paid a condolence visit to the Sanis. It was also gathered that the family members of the deceased had agreed to withdraw their case from the police to enable them to bury him, even as the Benin Electricity Distribution Company had offered to compensate the family. The 13-year-old pupil of Eyaen Secondary School had last Thursday suffered a fatal electric shock after making contact with a faulty pole belonging to the BEDC along the Benin-Auchi expressway. The pole, bearing high-tension cables around Eyaen Primary School, was said to have been damaged when a vehicle rammed into it on July 9. The deceased, who was the only son of his parents and had aspired to become a Catholic …