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Man Electrocuted While Stealing Power Cables

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A young man has met his untimely death while trying to steal from a transformer belonging to the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company. This incident occured in Fagba area of Lagos state, Nigeria.

Reportedly, the unidentified man from the north was electrocuted early Monday morning while trying to remove feeder pillar units from an electric transformer at Lonlo Bus Stop along Iju road in Fagba. He was accused of being a vandal who wanted to steal some cables from the transformer. 

The victim, who was in a pair of jeans and black T-shirt was said to have succeeded in removing one feeder unit, but luck ran out on him while he was struggling to remove another one from the Mitchell 500KVA when electricity supply was restored.

The corpse of the man was found by a teenager who went to fetch water in the area.

A witness, Mr. Egunjobi Samuel said that vandals had been tampering with their transformer for long, adding that luck ran out on this thief today when electricity supply was restored.

"We have been experiencing this thing for a long time. Some people will just come and remove some parts from this transformer. God decide  to expose one of them today. It serves him right",  Mr. Samuel said.

The people of the society said they did not know him and that he must have sneaked into the area at night.

While crowds gathered at the scene, some policemen and officials of the Electricity distribution company arrived at the scene, and confirmed that the man was electrocuted in the act of stealing from the transfrormer.

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