Suspected cable thief electricuted at transformer site in Karu
A suspected vandal, identified as Isah Yusuf, has been electrocuted in Karu, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The deceased who was said to be a Vulcaniser was found dangling on the power lines by Total Academy near CBN quarters, Karu, on Wednesday morning by residents of the area.
The incident attracted residents who were shocked by the desperation of the deceased to destroy public utilities to make quick money.
One of the residents of the area said that as he was about to vandalise the transformer, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) restored power and he was electrocuted.
He said the deceased was released from prison having spent time for a similar offence.
He explained that AEDC officials from a nearby office, with assistance from the fire service, came and brought down the charred corpse which was hunging on the electric pole.
“AEDC officials and firefighters accompanied by policemen from the Karu division brought down the corpse from the pole. It was a horrible sight,” he said.