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Man electrocuted inside transformer while stealing cables in Imo



The Imo Police Command says it has begun investigations to unravel the identity of a middle-aged man who was electrocuted while allegedly stealing cables from a transformer.

 The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Henry Okoye, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Owerri on Saturday.

He said that the electrocuted lifeless body had been evacuated to a morgue.

Okoye said that the incident occurred on Wednesday at one of the transformers located inside the premises of the Government College, Owerri.

He said that the Police had already commenced investigation into the identity of the electrocuted man and the circumstances surrounding the incident.

 “We can confirm that there was an electrocution in the school compound and investigations are ongoing to determine the identity of the victim and the circumstances surrounding the incident,” he said.

A staff of the school who pleaded anonymous told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent that there was lightening at the transformer on Wednesday night making residents assume that it had blown up.

He said the noise necessitated the hostel management and some neighbours to come out to ascertain the extent of damage,  but to their surprise, they discovered an all black  lifeless body in the transformer.

He said the the school authority reported the incident to the Enugu Electricity Development Company  and the Police with the latter conveying the lifeless body to the Federal Medical Centre,

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