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Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 19 January 2022


Suspected vandal electrocuted while stealing transformer cables in Kano

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Report indicates that an unidentified man got electrocuted whiles trying to steal transformer cables in Lambu village in Kano state.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Wednesday morning, January 19.

A resident of the area, Naziru Lambu, during an interview with Daily Trust, said that the man had succeeded in removing some of the cables which he kept close to the transformer.

He also noted that screams from the man was heard before he died as well as a spark from the cables.

Photos showed the man hanging on the poles without protective gloves.

It has been reported that officials from the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, police and representatives of the Kano Electricity and Distribution Company (KEDCO) arrived at the scene.

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