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Transformer Thief Electrocuted To Death In Anambra


Anambra: Transformer Thief Electrocuted To Death As Gang Members Escape

A young man whose identity is yet to be confirmed has reportedly died while trying to cart away some power cables from a transformer in the Okija community in Anambra State.

Naija News learnt that the vandal was electrocuted to death while tampering with a 500KVA Distribution Substation at Umuatuegwu village while his accomplices escape from the scene.

A statement by the Head, of Corporate Communications of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), Emeka Ezeh, confirmed that the vandals sneaked into the company’s property at about 6:00 am on Sunday morning.

Ezeh said other members of the gang escaped the scene immediately after they saw their colleague been electrocuted, leaving behind his body and their tools.

He said a formal report had been lodged at the Okija Police Division, for detailed investigation.

“The tools used by the electrocuted vandal and his fleeing colleagues were also recovered and his corpse deposited at the Okija General Hospital Mortuary.

“This is coming as EEDC issued a report on four suspected vandals who were apprehended in its network for allegedly attacking its electrical installations.

“Just imagine how this young man has cut his life short over nothing. It is hoped that this will serve as a deterrent to others engaging in this dastardly act,” the statement noted.

Ezeh, however, admonished members of the public to be watchful of vandals as he observe that they were on a rampage attacking EEDC installations and inconveniencing customers in the South-East.

“Let us all join hands and ensure these very few people in our society that are bent on making life miserable for all of us are stopped,” the EEDC spokesman said.

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