A Kogi-based man, Alfa Olukuluku Kabiru, was electrocuted while trying to steal a power cable belonging to Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) in Lokoja, the state capital.
The man, a resident of Angwan Masara in Lokoja, got electrocuted and died instantly after power was restored unexpectedly, according to eyewitness, who wished not be named.
Also, a senior staff of AEDC who was at the scene and also pleased anonymity said: “This is why we always appeal to our consumers to always protect their transformers.
“If the vandal had made away with the cable, the whole area would have been plunged into darkness for days.”
According to the senior staff, if the power equipments are protected by the consumers, there would be no need of spending money unnecessarily to purchase new equipment.
“The AEDC has been spending a lot of money on repairs of vandalized equipment and stolen cables.
“If all our installations are well secured, this money would have been spent on buying new equipment and ensuring regular power supply,” he said.