You are here: HomeNews2021 11 21Article 498430

General News of Sunday, 21 November 2021


Unidentified man found dead on an electricity pole in Ogun

Ogun state map Ogun state map

The corpse of an unidentified man has been found on an electricity pole in the Kobape area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The body was discovered on Sunday, November 21, 2021, by residents of the area, who woke up to something strange in between the electric poles.

According to reports, the residents had no idea when or why the man climbed the pole as he was not an official of an electricity company.

Some people opined that the man must have climbed the pole to commit suicide by getting himself electrocuted. Others also stated that he must be on a mission to steal cables.

“We woke up this morning to see the corpse of a man on the electricity pole. The death of the man is mysterious. We didn’t know how he died. Maybe he wanted to commit suicide or he wanted to steal cables, only God knows,” a resident said.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, has confirmed the incident to the media said, “The man climbed the pole, possibly he wanted to steal the wires. I don’t think he wanted to commit suicide, because he has cut some of the wires.

"If he wanted to commit suicide, he only needed to climb the pole and hold the naked wire. But, according to the information at my disposal, he has cut some of the wires. Maybe there was a sudden power supply when he was cutting the cables,” Oyeyemi said.

Join our Newsletter!