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Suspected vandal electrocuted in Ogun

An unidentified man was found electrocuted on Monday on the Mowe 33KV feeder at Ashipa village on the Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway.

The Regional Head, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, Mr Abdulrazaq Jimoh, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Wednesday.

Jimoh explained that the IBEDC officials had noticed a missing phase on the Mowe 33KV feeder the previous evening and sent a team to trace the line for a possible fault on the network.

He said the officials discovered a blue phase wire cut at Ashipa village.

Jimoh said, On moving closer to the spot, the dead body of the vandal was discovered on the ground at the exact spot where the blue conductor wire was cut.

It was suspected that the victim got electrocuted on the second attempt to cut the blue phase HT conductor.

The case was reported at the Owode Egba Divisional Police Station, who during preliminary investigation found the shoes, pliers, cutlass and other tools that the vandal came with.

The police later removed the corpse of the vandal to the mortuary for further investigation,” he said.

The regional head urged everyone to be vigilant and protect the IBEDC installations around them noting that the incident would be the third time it would be happening in the area, He called for more support from security agencies for the protection of the IBEDC installations across the region.

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