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Suspected Cable Thief Electrocuted in Ogun State

A tragic incident occurred in Ogun State when a man, suspected to be involved in cable theft, was electrocuted to death.

The incident took place near a 33KV feeder at Ashipa village on the Abeokuta/Sagamu expressway. The deceased was found lifeless on the ground, highlighting the dangers associated with tampering with electrical installations.NYSC Portal

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Abdulrazaq Jimoh, the regional head of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), reported the incident in a statement released in Abeokuta on Wednesday.

He detailed that the company’s officials had initially noticed a missing phase on the Mowe 33KV feeder, prompting a response to investigate and rectify the fault.

As the IBEDC team conducted their search, they came across a severed blue-phase wire at Ashipa village, where they also found the deceased individual.JAMB Result

This discovery suggests that the individual may have been attempting to steal cables when he was electrocuted.JAMB Portal

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the risks and legal consequences associated with illegal activities like cable theft, not only posing a danger to the individuals involved but also disrupting essential services and causing damage to infrastructure.

It also underscores the need for heightened security and awareness around electrical facilities to prevent such occurrences.informationguidenigeria

“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,” he said.

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The IBEDC boss 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.

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