KADUNA—An unidentified middle aged man was electrocuted at the early hours
of Sunday while trying to steal electric cable at a power supply installation in
The traditional ruler of the area, Dan Iyar Unguwar Rimi, Alhaji Muhammad
Gidado, confirmed the incident that happened at Accra Crescent by LEA
Primary School, Unguwar Rimi.
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 vandals lately.
Gidado 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, the operator of
Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Mr 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 lamented that the activities of these hoodlums was causing set back
to the company’s effort at providing steady power supply to its customers.
He warned criminal elements to desist from damaging or removing power
supply equipment as the consequence could be very tragic.
Meanwhile, the police said it was investigating the incident with a view to
arresting the collaborators of the act and preventing recurrence.