A man was found dangling in between cables on an electric pole on Wednesday morning much to the amazement of residents of the satellite town of Karu In the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The deceased who was identified as Isah Yusuf is said to be a vulcaniser in the area was found swinging around on the power lines by Total Academy near CBN quarters, Karu, on Wednesday morning by residents of the area.
The deceased was believed to have died after being electrocuted around 2am while attempting to remove and cart the electric cables and components near a two-storey building.
The incident attracted shocked residents who were apalled by the desperation of the deceased to destroy public utilities to make quick money.
The residents of the area subsequently invited Policemen from the Karu Divisional Police headquarters to evacuate the corpse which was caught in between the lines on two poles.
The corpse was later brought down with a rope and deposited in a morgue by the police.
Confirming the incident, the General Manager, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, Oyebode Fadipe, noted that the victim was not an official of the AEDC.
“The victim is not a staff of AED Plc. From preliminary investigations, his name was given as Isah Yusuf and he is from Katsina State. He was described as a vulcaniser. As to whether any accomplice has been arrested, we cannot confirm that as the security agencies have not said so,” he confirmed.
There has been an increase in the vandalisation of electric lines and power cables in public utilities across the country; sometimes repeatedly.
The power distribution companies have been calling on the security agencies to do more to curb the menace which is hampering the operations of the power companies.