Suspected Vandal electrocuted while cutting cables in Enugu 

A suspected vandal was on Friday electrocuted at a transformer belonging to the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) located around Missionary Avenue, Coal Camp, Enugu.

Head of Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, who disclosed this to reporters, said the lifeless body of the deceased was found within the space of a distribution transformer in the area.

He said, “A lifeless body of a yet to be identified vandal suspect was found within the space of a distribution transformer belonging to the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) located around Missionary Avenue, Coal Camp, Enugu.

“From all indications, it is presumed that power supply must have been restored while the deceased was cutting the armoured cables, which resulted in him being electrocuted.”

Describing the incident as tragic and very unfortunate, Ezeh lamented increasing rate at which vandals attack electricity installations within EEDC’s network daily.

He appealed to customers to join hands with the company to ensure protection of these facilities within their neighbourhoods.

“This is a development that has adversely impacted not just the quality of service to its customers but also its revenue.

“Vandalism has been a big challenge to the company, and there is no way this can be addressed without the support of critical stakeholders.

“It is a battle we all have to fight collectively because once these transformers are vandalised, customers who are served by the installation will be greatly affected,” Ezeh said.

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