The suspected vandal of electricity facility in Asaba

By Onome Oghenetega

A middle-aged man has been reportedly electrocuted to death while allegedly trying to vandalise an electric transformer belonging the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) in Asaba, Delta State capital.

The deceased, a father of three, was found dead by residents after his failed attempt to steal some of the facilities over the weekend.

The incident occurred along the High Court road area of Asaba.

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 He remains were discovered on Monday morning by residents. He was said to have broke into the facility on Sunday night.

The middle-aged man was alleged to have been retrenched from one of the electricity distribution companies, and had been involved in unskilled job before the incident took place.

The lifeless body of the deceased was lying inside the building housing the transformer. His remains were later evacuated by police in the area Monday afternoon.

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“The deceased vandal was until his death a husband and father of three children, who engaged in unskilled labour to cater for his family. His corpse was discovered on Monday morning some residents”, one of the sources added.

Effort to get official response from the Delta State Police Command on the incident proved abortive as repeated calls to the State Police Commissioner, Mr Adeyinka Adeleke ranged out.

See photos below:

The suspected vandal
The Suspected Vandal

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