A suspected cable vandal whose identity is yet to be ascertained in the early hours of Sunday morning died from electrocution in Ezinifite, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
It was gathered that the deceased wanted to vandalize one of EEDC transformer installations in the community when luck ran out of him and the armoured cable he was trying to steal exploded and electrocuted him instantly.
A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, the police patrol team led by the DPO Aguata Division, SP Ayeni Oluwadare visited the scene of the incident and rushed the victim to the General Hospital Aguata were he was confirmed dead on arrival by the Medical doctor.
He said that EEDC office was contacted, and corpse photographed and deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy.
Mohammed added that investigation is ongoing to ascertain true identity of the deceased and circumstances surrounding the incident.