Suspected cable thief electrocuted to death in Ogun

A yet to be identified man, suspected to be a cable thief has been electrocuted to death in Ogun state.

The deceased man was found lifeless on the ground, close to a 33KV feeder at Ashipa village on the Abeokuta-Sagamu expressway.

Speaking on the incident, the Regional Head, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), Abdulrazaq Jimoh, stated that its’ officials had noticed a missing phase on Mowe 33KV feeder, following this fault, a team was asked to trace the line for possible repair. 

During their search of the fault, the officials discovered a blue phase wire cut at Ashipa village.

“On moving closer to the spot, the dead body of the vandal was discovered on the ground at the exact spot where the blue  conductor wire was cut.

“It was suspected that the victim got electrocuted on the second attempt to cut the blue phase HT conductor”, Jimoh said

The IBEDC boss, however added that the matter has been reported at Owode Egba Divisional Police Station. 

“During their investigation the police found the shoes, pliers, cutlass and other tools that the vandal came with. The police later removed the corpse of the vandal to the mortuary for further investigation,” he said.

The regional head urged everyone to be vigilant and protect IBEDC installations around them.