An unknown man has on Monday died of electrocution following an alleged attempt to steal electricity cables inside Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka campus, in Anambra State.
It eas gathered that that the development took place around the Faculty of Education building.
It was also reported that the man was cutting cables inside the electricity installation arena when Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) unexpectedly restored power supply, therefore leading to electrocution.
“Evidence showed that the thief had almost done cutting a high tension cable before electricity was suddenly restored by the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) and he got killed.
“EEDC officials, policemen and officials of the Safety Department of the University removed his body today (Tuesday), taking him to the mortuary.
“We just came this morning (Tuesday) and found the body suspended from the electric pole at a transformer point in the area.”
Efforts to reach the police spokesman in the state, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, to confirm the development proved abortive.