An unidentified man lost his life due to electrocution while engaged in acts of vandalism on a transformer in Ogbe Quarters, Ute-Okpu community, located in the Ike North-East Local Government Area of Delta State.
Upon discovering the man’s lifeless body hanging from an electric pole and cables near a local market, the community’s residents raised the alarm.
According to a resident named Mr. John, who spoke to our correspondent, an unidentified young boy came across the body en route to a neighboring community and immediately alerted others by raising the alarm.
John said, “We were alerted by a young boy who was going to the next village that a dead body was hanging on the electric pole. We have been indoors since morning because of the rain that kept us in our beds.
“We didn’t go anywhere due to the rainfall. Even though we came out to our frontage, we did not notice the lifeless body of the young man hanging there. The corpse was holding an electric cable, which means that he was cutting the cable.
“For some time now, we didn’t have a power supply, but the BEDC restored power around 3 am; only God knows what happened. We alerted the vigilance members in this area, and they informed the police before the corpse was brought down.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, on Sunday confirmed the incident.
He said, “Yes, it is confirmed. The young man is a vandal, and unfortunately, he was electrocuted.”