In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 07th, October, 2020

How A Vandal Obtained Electrocuted Whereas Stealing Transformer Cable In Lagos

How A Vandal Got Electrocuted While Stealing Transformer Cable In Lagos

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Kabiru Ismaila, a suspected vandal, has been electrocuted whereas allegedly stealing a transformer cable within the Adamo space of Ikorodu, Lagos State.

In accordance with PUNCH Metro, it was gathered that Ismaila led some hoodlums to Owu Ikosi Road in Agbowa to steal the transformer jumper cable, which equipped energy to the neighborhood.

Whereas vandalising the transformer, he was stated to have been electrocuted.

A resident, who recognized himself as Seun, stated different members of the gang fled the scene after Ismaila gave up the ghost.

He stated, “Some hoodlums got here to vandalise the transformer. As they reduce the jumper cable, one in all them turned electrocuted; others rapidly ran away. The matter was reported to the police. In the middle of investigation, they discovered a jumper cable in a home across the place.”

Our correspondent learnt that eight suspects have been arrested in reference to the incident.

Certainly one of them, Isiaku Ibrahim, 32, denied involvement within the act, including that he did know Ismaila.

He stated, “I don’t know why I used to be arrested and I don’t know the individual that died. We have been contained in the room sleeping and never conscious of what was occurring when the individual that did the operation was electrocuted. So, they entered our room, tore our garments and arrested us.”

The Head of Company Communications of Ikeja Electrical, Felix Ofulue, who confirmed the incident, urged residents to guard electrical services of their areas.

He stated, “Now we have realised that the speed of vandalism on our community is changing into alarming. Now we have been collaborating with safety companies to make sure that we carry all these vandals to justice, however we’re encouraging residents of assorted communities to place further measures in place to safeguard these property.

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“It is because the resultant results all the time have an effect on them and the alternative of those vandalised transformers additionally derails our plan as a result of funds that we’re supposed to make use of for upgrading our services will probably be used to exchange stolen cables and different property.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the arrests, including that the command had commenced additional investigation.

Adejobi stated, “On September 24, 2020, round 9am, a youth chief, Ganiyu Adesanya, of Owu Ikosi, reported that round 1.50am, a gaggle of Hausa boys, led by one Kabiru Ismaila, 26, who additionally stays in the identical space, got here and vandalised their transformer and within the course of, acquired electrocuted whereas attempting to steal the transformer cable. The corpse has been deposited within the Ikorodu Basic Hospital’s mortuary.

“Now we have arrested some suspects on the matter and a cable was recovered from the home of one in all them. Though the recovered cable was not a part of the one stolen when the transformer was vandalised, investigation revealed that they’ve been vandalising transformers.

“Eight suspects have been arrested, and if they’re saying they aren’t concerned, that’s their very own defence; the onus is on us because the police to ensure we get the information. So, we’ve got widened the scope of our investigation.”

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