There was outrage on Tuesday by pensioners of the Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State after a local government pensioner, identified as Sunday Oboite, slumped and died during screening.
It was learnt that Oboite, 75, died at the reception of the local government secretariat.
It was gathered that the late pensioner, who retired from the Works department of the council, was at the secretariat for screening which the council had directed the pensioners to undertake before they would be paid their 10-month pension arrears.
He was said to have been offered a bottle of beverage and some water by a Good Samaritan after he complained of hunger. He, however, slumped at about 1.20pm, before he was confirmed dead by some doctors at the council. Read more