A middle-aged man, identified simply as Ezekiel, has been reported by the FCT Police to have been electrocuted while trying to steal a high-tension wire in the Utako area of the Federal Capital Territory.
This occurred in the late hours of Saturday, December 3rd.
A commercial driver, who asked to be identified only as Hassan, revealed on Sunday,November 4th,that Ezekiel sustained severe burns from the incident.
He said, “This early morning, a man known as Ezekiel, was electrocuted. He wanted to steal a wire from the high tension belonging to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company and in the process of doing that he was electrocuted.
“We heard the sound of an electrical spark in the night and also heard the scream of the man.
“If not for the fact that I saw a plier, and torchlight scattered on the ground, I would have thought that he wanted to commit suicide. But with those tools, he went there for a mission. The man was lucky he did not die, but he sustained multiple burn injuries.”
The FCT Police Public Relations Officer(PRO), Josephine Adeh, confirmed the incident.
Adeh said, “Our men while on patrol came in contact with him; he had severe burns, and they rushed him to the Wuse General Hospital where he is currently receiving treatment. He will definitely be prosecuted but we will wait till he fully recovers. His recovered tools are in our custody,” he said.