Man got electrocuted when trying to steal transformer cable
A man was reportedly electrocuted as electricity supply was restored when trying to steal transformer cable belonging to the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC)
This was disclosed to newsmen on tuesday by EKEDC’s General Manager, Corporate Communication Godwin Idemudia,
Mr Idemudia said the incident occurred at Balogun Street, Akpongbon on Lagos Island, around 2a.m. on Monday in a statement.
According to Idemudia, the vandal was cutting the transformer cable and, suddenly, electricity supply was restored to the area.
He said that the police and members of the Community Development Association (CDA) in the area had since removed the victim’s corpse from the substation.
“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.
The company has been spending a lot of money on repair of vandalised 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.
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