An unidentified middle-aged man was electrocuted at the early hours of yesterday while trying to vandalise power supply installation at Accra Crescent by LEA primary school, Unguwar Rimi, Kaduna.
The Dan Iyar Unguwar Rimi, Alhaji Muhammad Gidado, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that the corpse of the vandal was evacuated from the scene by the police from Unguwar Rimi Division.
He said the said vandal was unknown to them and urged the law enforcement agencies to step-up patrols as the community had suffered from the activities of vandals lately.
Investigation by our correspondent revealed that the late vandal tried to steal the 150mm four core upriser cables at the distribution sub-station along Accra Crescent when nemesis caught up with him.
The head, Corporate Communications of Kaduna Electric, the operator of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Abdulazeez Abdullahi appealed to the customers of the company to be more vigilant and report to the police any suspicious movements around power supply installations especially in the night, stressing that the activities of these hoodlums is causing a set-back to the company’s effort at providing steady power supply to its customers.
Mr. Abdullahi further warned criminal elements to desist from damaging and or removing power supply equipment as the consequence could be very tragic.
When contacted, Kaduna State Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Abubakar Zubairu confirmed the incidence.
He said the corpse of the vandal had been deposited at the Barau Dikko specialist hospital.
The police spokesperson further said that investigation into the incidence has commenced.
“When we got the information about the incidence, we contacted the Kaduna Electric which confirmed that the electrocuted man whose name is yet to be ascertained was not their worker. We are doing our best to get details about him,” he said.
Prof. Foluke Ogunleye, 53, the Head of Department (HoD) of Dramatic Arts of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, from 2006 to 2009, died in a ghastly motor accident on Boxing Day, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway while travelling to Lagos.
She was the elder sister to Femi Adesina, Pres. Buhari’s special adviser on media and publicity.
She was reputed for writing the plays: ‘Nest in a Cage’ and ‘Jabulilee.’
Until her demise, she was also the executive director of Ife International Film Festival of OAU.
May God grant her family the fortitude to bear the loss.
This thirty-two-year-old vulcaniser, Jelili Dimeji (pictured above), recently led a 30-man gang to rob his neighbour,
Oladipupo Audu, of property valued at N1,750,000 in Isheri Osun, in the Ijegun area of
Road when Dimeji and his gang member, who are still at large, waylaid
They were said to have snatched Audu’s Toyota Camry, dispossessed him of
gold jewellery worth about N1,450,000 and a cash sum of N300,000. The
car was later recovered at a junction by policemen attached to the Rapid
Audu told the police that the suspect cautioned his cohorts,...
Yesterday Dec. 28, Uche Jombo turned 35 years old and to celebrate the actress was thrown a little party by her husband Kenny Rodriguez.
The actress started her birthday with a no makeup selfie, thanking
God and her fans before sharing pics from her party which went down at
her sister in law’s home in New York. At the gathering which was
attended by family and friends her hubby serenaded his wife with a cover
of Michael Jackson’s Ribbon In The Sky.