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Man Electrocuted To Death While Trying To Steal Transformer Parts In Kano

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A 35 year-old man, identified as Jamilu Adamu, on Wednesday, reportedly lost his life as he was electrocuted at Kawon Maigari, Hotoro area of Kano State, while attempting to vandalize a fenced public transformer.

According to a statement issued and signed by KEDCO’s spokesperson, Mohammed Kandi, Adamu was found dead, with some tools, including sizes 17 and 20 ring and flat spanners in his possession.

The spokesperson, also quoted the firm’s Head of Health Safety and Environment, Aminu Abubakar, as saying that, “At the time the Police evacuated the corpse, one of the HV bushings of the transformer was loosened from the base, indicating the intention to vandalise the transformer by removing the bushings as well as the armored cable.”

Abubakar also said, “Judging by the whitish burn on his palm and a huge open gash on his left arm, it is highly likely that power was restored while he was operating, resulting in electric shock, and the ceramic insulator of the bushing shattering to cause the wound on his arm.”

It was learnt that an eyewitness said the deceased was seen loitering around the substation area three days earlier, saying, “when he was approached, he told residents that he was there to visit his relative.”



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