AN unidentified person has been electrocuted while tampering with a 500KVA Distribution Sub-station at Umuatuegwu village in Okija Community of Anambra State, our correspondent reports.
Mr. Emeka Ezeh, the Head, Corporate Communications of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) who confirmed the death said the suspect attacked the company’s property at about 6 a.m.
According to him, the deceased was not operating alone, as other members of his gang took to their heels immediately he was electrocuted, leaving behind his body and their tools.
The Head, Corporate Communications said a formal report had been lodged at the Okija Police Division, for detailed investigation.
“The tools used by the electrocuted vandal and his fleeing colleagues were also recovered and his corpse deposited at the Okija General Hospital Mortuary.
“This is coming as EEDC issued a report on four suspected vandals who were apprehended in its network for allegedly attacking its electrical installations.
“Just imagine how this young man has cut his life short over nothing. It is hoped that this will serve as a deterrent to others engaging in this dastardly act,” The EEDC Spokesman said.
Mr. Ezeh, however, urged members of the public to be vigilant as it appeared that vandals were on rampage, attacking EEDC installations and inconveniencing customers in South-East.
“Let us all join hands and ensure these very few people in our society that are bent on making life miserable for all of us are stopped,” he appealed.
BY SUNNY A. DAVID