Man electrocuted whereas stealing armoured cable in Rivers

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An try by an unidentified man to steal an armoured cable from a transformer within the Mgboaba/NTA axis of Ohio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State led to tragedy as he was electrocuted.

The man was stated to have gone for the operation at about 3 am on Thursday close to a preferred Pentecostal Church when there was a blackout however was trapped when the ability provide was restored.

An eyewitness stated the person was severely burnt along with his physique turning black, saying they heard a loud sound on the transformer as quickly as the ability provide was restored.

One of the eyewitnesses stated, “It was round 3 am when the transformer sparked with a loud sound. We thought it was the traditional sound we hear typically.

“But within the morning after I was going to work, we heard that someone that went to chop armoured cable died contained in the transformer.

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“So personally I and some people went there and we saw the dead body. All his body was burnt like Charcoal. ”

Another eyewitness who gave his identify as Chika stated the person is thought throughout the space, saying, “He used to sell water to people around this area.”

It was gathered that the person’s stays have been eliminated by the police and officers of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distributor Company after residents of the realm alerted them of the incident later that day.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, stated she would discover out from the Divisional Police Officer and get again to our correspondent.

Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police had but to take action as of the time of submitting this report on Thursday afternoon.

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