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Suspected cable thief electrocuted in Ogun (video)

Suspected cable thief electrocuted in Ogun (video)

The lifeless physique of a yet-to-be recognized man has been discovered on an electrical energy pole in Kobape group in Obafemi/Owode native authorities space of Ogun State.


It was gathered that residents of the group found the corpse on Sunday morning, November 21. 


Nobody knew why the person determined to climb the pole since he was not an official of an electrical energy producing or distribution firm.


While some mentioned the person should have climbed the pole to commit suicide others opined that he may need been making an attempt to steal cable when he obtained electrocuted.


“We woke up this morning to see the corpse of a man on the electricity pole. The death of the man is mysterious. We didn’t know how he died. Maybe, he wanted to commit suicide or he wanted to steal cables. Only God knows,” an eyewitness informed newsmen. 


However, spokesperson of the State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, mentioned that the person had tried to steal electrical energy cables. 


“The man climbed the pole, possibly he wanted to steal the wires. I don’t think he wanted to commit suicide, because he has cut some of the wires. If he wanted to commit suicide, he only needed to climb the pole and hold the naked wire,” the PPRO acknowledged.


“According to the data at my disposal, he has minimize a number of the wires. Maybe there was sudden energy provide when he was slicing the cables,” Oyeyemi added.


Oyeyemi mentioned that the corpse has been eliminated by the police whereas the case continues to be being investigated. 


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