A Middle aged man, Ibrahim Ojo, was on Wednesday electrocuted while allegedly attempting to steal components of a transformer in Araromi area, Ijebu-Jesa, Osun state.
It was gathered that the suspect was arrested by policemen with a pair of pliers which he was using when power supply was restored to the area.
The Osun state Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, said the suspect was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Bureau for further investigation.
Also, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mrs Folasade Odoro, who spoke on behalf of the CP, said the suspect was arrested following a tip-off on the activities of vandals in the area.
“We have been monitoring the area following complaints from the residents about the activities of vandals. On that particular day, Ibrahim Ojo was arrested in the Araromi area as he was attempting to vandalise a transformer, power was suddenly restored.
“He sustained injuries all over his body and we will take him to court upon the conclusion of investigation into the matter,” he said.