Man Electrocuted While Vandalising Electric Cables

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One Isah Yusuf, a suspected electric cable thief, was found dangling from an electric pole, by Total Academy near CBN, in Karu, Abuja on Wednesday morning by residents of the area.

The vulcanizer was believed to have been electrocuted in the early hours of the morning while trying to vandalize electric cables from the pole close to a two-storey building.

Police agents from Karu Divisional Police headquarters were later invited to evacuate the body which was dangling in between the lines on two poles.

According to Punch, it was learnt that the corpse was brought down with a rope and deposited in a morgue.

The General Manager, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, Oyebode Fadipe, confirmed the incident, noting that the victim was not an official of the AEDC.

“The victim is not a staff of AED Plc. From preliminary investigations, his name was given as Isah Yusuf and he is from Katsina State. He was described as a vulcanizer. As to whether any accomplice has been arrested, we cannot confirm that as the security agencies have not said so,” he said.

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