A Not Yet Recognized At Umuatuegwu in Okija, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, a suspected vandal was electrocuted.
The deceased was electrocuted early on Sunday, July 3, while damaging the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC’s Umuezerimpi 500KVA Distribution Substation (EEDC).
The deceased was not working alone, according to Mr. Emeka Ezeh, Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC, who confirmed the incident in Enugu. He said other gang members fled the scene as soon as he was electrocuted, leaving behind his lifeless body and their equipment.
Ezeh noted that a formal report on the development has 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.
The incident is coming just few days after EEDC issued a report on four suspected vandals who were apprehended in its network for 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,” Ezeh said.
He went on to call on members of the public to be vigilant and on the lookout as it appears that vandals are on rampage, attacking EEDC installations and inconveniencing it’s customers.
“Let’s 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.