Electricity Cable Thief Electrocuted In Edo 

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A middle age man whose identity is yet to be ascertained has been electrocuted while trying to vandalise the BEDC Electricity Plc's transformer along Airport Road in Benin City, Edo State.

The deceased has succeeded in cutting some of the cables before he got electrocuted.

The incident which happened at the early hour of Monday drew the attentions of passers-by as many were seen cursing the deceased for being responsible for their perpetual darkness, adding that he, at last has met his waterloo.



One of the residents of the area, who calls himself Mr. Emmanuel popularly known as James Bond 007, blamed the action of the deceased on get-rich-quick syndrome.

He said the deceased would have still been alive if has cultivated the act of due diligence in making money.

Emmanuel said despite losing his life in the process, the deceased has also succeeded in putting the entire community in total darkness.

He called on the youths to shun the act of quick money and look for genuine means of making money to avoid unwanted death.

Speaking at the scene of the incident, the BEDC's Ag. Head, Corporate Communications, Mrs Evelyn Gbiwen who decried the incessant act of energy theft and vandalism of the company's facilities within its franchise states of Edo, Delta, Ondo and Ekiti, said people must learn to desist from it describing the act as so dangerous.

She wondered why despite the company's regular warning to the members of the public to desist from vandalism and energy theft, some people still indulge themselves in it.

Gbiwen said this singular act of the vandal, has thrown the entire community into total darkness.


She then appealed to residents in areas where BEDC's facilities are located to be vigilant and help safeguard them from vandals so that the company can serve them better.

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