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UPDATE: Transformer Thief Electrocuted To Death In Anambra

Unknown young man reportedly perished while attempting to remove some power lines from a transformer in the Okija town of Anambra State.

According to information obtained by, the vandal was electrocuted to death while tampering with a 500KVA Distribution Substation in the hamlet of Umuatuegwu, and his accomplices managed to flee the scene.

According to a statement made by Emeka Ezeh, Head of Corporate Communications at Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), the vandals broke into the business’ property on Sunday morning about 6:00 am.

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Other gang members, according to Ezeh, fled the scene as soon as they saw their friend electrocuted, leaving behind his body and his tools.


He 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 statement noted.

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Ezeh, however, admonished members of the public to be watchful of vandals as he observe that they were on a rampage attacking EEDC installations and inconveniencing customers in the 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,” the EEDC spokesman said.



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