A man (yet to be identified) suspected to be attempting to vandalize an armoured cable has been electrocuted at Ezinifite, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
It was learned that the deceased was trying to remove the armoured cable when the wire exploded and electrocuted him.
The installation is owned by the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC). Police spokesperson Haruna Mohammed said the suspect died on the spot.
He said: “About 7am today, there was a report at Aguata Police Station, through the vigilance commander in Ezinifite that a suspected cable vandal, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, wanted to vandalise one of their EEDC transformer installation at Ezinifite.
“But he was unlucky as the cable exploded and electrocuted him instantly. Police patrol team, led by the DPO of Aguata division, SP Ayeni Oluwadare, visited the scene and the vandal was rushed to the General Hospital in Aguata where he was confirmed dead on arrival.
“Meanwhile, the EEDC office was contacted, body photographed and deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.”
Mohammed added that the investigation had begun to ascertain the vandal’s identity and the circumstances surrounding the incident.
In another development, the EDC in Enugu State has started selling prepaid meter at N36,991.50k for single phase and N67,055:85k for three phases, respectively.