Thursday, 11 February 2016

Jumia responds to death of staff who reportedly suffocated on duty

Following reports of the death of a staff that has trailed online retail store, Jumia, the company has made an official statement, which was exclusively obtained by Pulse.

According to multiple reports, the staff Ola Sanusi, suffocated to death on Monday, February 8, while working in the company's warehouse which, according to some employees, is as hot as a oven.

Sanusi was said to be preparing to marry his pregnant fiancée before death came calling.
In an email correspondence with our reporters at Pulse, Jumia confirmed the unfortunate incident;
"We regret to announce the passing of our dear colleague, Ola Sanusi Ola Sanusi tragically died on Monday as he was seated in one of our inventory rooms, proceeding to perform a cycle count.

We could gather from the video footage that he experienced pains in his chest and collapsed just after. His colleagues reacted very quickly and he was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival”, a rep for the company tells Pulse.
The rep says that Sanusi's family has been invited to the company to watch the footage that shows the moments leading up to the man's death.


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