Man Electrocuted While Attempting To Steal Cable In Lokoja

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By Abubakar S. H

Nemesis caught up with a man who tried to steal transformer cable belonging to the  Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), as he got electrocuted when electricity supply was restored to the equipment on Wednesday night.

The incident occurred at Paparanda Square, Lokoja, around 2 a.m

According to a eyewitness who pleaded annonimity, the vandal was cutting the transformer cable and, suddenly, electricity supply was restored to the area.

The eyewitness who spoke to journalist at the scene disclosed this on Thursday morning.

The eyewitness who claimed he knew the victim said he is an inegene of Lokoja, saying that the victim’s name is Alfa Olukuluku Kabiru, from Angwan- Masara street.

AEDC senior staff who was at the scene, though never wanted his name in print told our reporter that: “This is why we always appeal to our consumers to always protect their transformers.

“If the vandal had made away with the cable, the whole area would have been plunged into darkness for days.

“The AEDC has been spending a lot of money on repair of vandalized equipment and stolen cables.

“If all our installations are well secured, this money would have been spent on buying new equipment and ensuring regular power supply,” the AEDC staff said.

Meanwhile, the corpse of the victim is yet to be removed as at the time of filing this report.

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