Benue man electrocuted while trying to vandalise transformer

Eyewitnesses told NAN that the lifeless body of Inalegwu was seen dangling at the transformer located at the JAMB office Otukpo.

Benue man electrocuted while trying to vandalise transformer

The spokesperson of the command, SP Sewuese Anene, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Makurdi.

Anene said the victim was found hanging on the double transformer poles dead on Saturday morning.

Eyewitnesses told NAN that the lifeless body of Inalegwu was seen dangling at the transformer located at the JAMB office Otukpo.

They said the incident took place around 4:00 am on Saturday when public power was restored.

The victim, who was said to be a known cable vandal had succeeded halfway after cutting away several cables with the knife and plier in his possession before JED suddenly restored power.

Also, Adakole Elijah, Head, Corporate Communications, JED, said the incident was reported to the Police.

“Yes, it happened yesterday night and he got electrocuted. It was a transformer belonging to the computer-based transformer for the jamb.

“So, I can confirm that the electrocution is true. It was an obvious attempt to vandalize the transformer. We have a high spate of transformer vandalism in Otukpo town here.

“The truth is that the transformer is properly safeguarded, it’s a pole-mounted transformer.

”So, for someone to climb, it beats my imagination. That tells you it was deliberate, a clear case of vandalism.

”I’m sure he went with a very terrible motive and unfortunately, he has paid with his life,” he said.

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