The Imo police command says it has begun investigations to unravel the identity of a middle-aged man electrocuted while allegedly stealing cables from a transformer.
The command’s public relations officer, ASP Henry Okoye, confirmed the incident to journalists in Owerri on Saturday.
He said that the electrocuted lifeless body had been evacuated to a morgue.
Mr Okoye said the incident occurred on Wednesday at one of the transformers inside the Government College, Owerri.
He said the police had already commenced an investigation into the identity of the electrocuted man and the circumstances surrounding the incident.
“We can confirm that there was an electrocution in the school compound, and investigations are ongoing to determine the identity of the victim and the circumstances surrounding the incident,” he said.
A school staff who pleaded anonymity told news correspondents that there was lightning at the transformer on Wednesday night, making residents assume it had blown up.
He said the noise necessitated the hostel management and some neighbours to come out to ascertain the extent of damage, but to their surprise, they discovered an all-black lifeless body in the transformer.
He said the school authority reported the incident to the Enugu Electricity Development Company and the Police, with the latter conveying the lifeless body to the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri.