Man electrocuted while vandalising transformer


CITIZENS COMPASS – A yet-to-be identified man was electrocuted while trying to steal transformer cables in the early hours of Friday inside Niger State Printing Press in Minna, Niger State capital.

His corpse was found by some printing press staff hanging on the transformer on Friday morning.

The head of the legal unit of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Aminu Ubandoma, confirmed the incident to journalists.

He said the company had been receiving several reports of transformers vandalism.

He disclosed that the company was working with security agencies, especially with the police, to ensure the rate of transformer vandalism was reduced to the barest minimum.

The spokesperson of the Niger Police Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said the police received the report of the incident at about 11:00 a.m. on Friday.

He said the incident occurred around the old secretariat area at the printing press premises, where a male adult’s body was found at a transformer with a cable cutter and some vandalised cables.

He was suspected to have been electrocuted.

Mr Abiodun said the body was taken to General Hospital Minna by the Morris patrol team and was confirmed dead in the health facility.

He noted that effort was ongoing to locate the relative of the deceased as the incident was under investigation in collaboration with AEDC.




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