Man reportedly trying to steal cable gets electrocuted as PHCN restores power

A suspected thief was electrocuted while attempting to steal high tension cable from Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Anambra State.

The unfortunate occurrence occurred on Monday near the Faculty of Education building, near the Department of Economics.

According to reports, the unidentified guy had finished cutting a cable from a high-tension pole when the electricity went off, but he was electrocuted when Enugu Electricity Distribution Company abruptly restored power.

On Wednesday morning, his lifeless body was discovered swinging from an electric pole, and officials from the energy distribution business were spotted evacuating the corpse.

A university source said; “We came this morning and found the body suspended from the electric pole at a transformer point in the area of the new Faculty of Education building, close to the Department of Economics.

“Evidence showed he was almost done cutting a high-tension cable before electricity was restored by the EEDC and he got electrocuted.

“EEDC officials, police officers, and officials of the Safety Department of the university were on the ground as the body was being retrieved around 11am today (Tuesday). I witnessed the retrieval but wish to remain anonymous.”

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