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Man Electrocuted While Stealing Transformer Cables In Osogbo

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A man, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, has been electrocuted while trying to steal transformer cables at Onward, Golf area of Osogbo, Osun State capital.

CityMirrorNews gathered that the incident happened around 4:00pm on Monday.


A resident of the area, Mr Olu Adebayo told CityMirrorNews that the man who was electrocuted was trying to remove some cables from the transformer.

He said a close look at the deceased shows that he was one of those scavengers who relied on picking electrical components to sell for survival.

He said nearby residents reported that they heard the sound of an electrical spark and also heard the scream of the man before he died.

Adebayo also said the suspect was found hanging dead on the transformer.

CityMirrorNews gathered that the attempt by the man was not the first time as several efforts have been made to vandalize the transformer in the area.

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