A yet-to-be identified man was on the early hours of Monday electrocuted at a transformer in Amawbia community in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The deceased was said to have stormed the area with members of his gang to vandalize electrical wire installations at the transformer infront of a hotel when the incident happened.
A resident of the area who identified himself as Eric Okonkwo said the suspects had taken advantage of the 4-day power outage that affected the state capital to carry out the act.
He said the deceased was however unlucky as light was restored by Enugu Electrical Distribution Company (EEDC) around midnight while he was disconnecting the cables.
“Luck ran out on one of them who was disconnecting the wires when EEDC suddenly restored power at about 12 midnight and was electrocuted.
“Immediately his gang discovered their colleague has been electrocuted, they abandoned him and fled with the wires they had already vandalized,” Okonkwo said.