An certain middle age man was reportedly electrocuted at the early hours of Sunday 27th while trying to steal electric cable at a power supply installation in Kaduna, northern Nigeria
The ugly incident happened at Accra Crescent by LEA Primary School, Unguwar Rimi.
The traditional ruler of the area, Dan Iyar Unguwar Rimi, Alhaji Muhammad Gidado, confirmed the incident.
Gidado said that the corpse of the vandal was evacuated from the scene by the police from Unguwar Rimi Division.
According to him, the vandal was unknown to them in the area and urged law enforcement agencies to step-up patrol as the community has suffered from the activities of such vandals lately.
Gidado further explained that the deceased tried to steal the 150mm four core up-riser cable at the distribution sub-station along Accra Crescent when nemesis caught up with him.
The Head, Corporate Communications of Kaduna Electric, and the Operator of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, also confirmed the incident.
He appealed to customers of the company to be more vigilant and report suspicious movement around power supply installations to the police, especially in the night.
Abdullahi warned criminal elements to desist from damaging or removing power supply equipment as the consequence could be very tragic.
Meanwhile, the police said they are investigating the incident with a view to arresting the collaborators of the act and preventing re-occurrence.