A man lost his life while trying to vandalise a 500KVA transformer sub-station, it is believed.
According to reports, the deceased and his gang vandalised a transformer sub-station at Irepodun Local Government Area, Ede, Osun State.
The incident was said to have happened within the network of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company.
The IBEDC has a franchise area that cuts across Ogun, Oyo, Osun and Kwara states and parts of Ekiti, Kogi and Niger states.
In the Irepodun sub-station, the vandals were said to have tripped off power supply to Ede water works’ 33KV line, but during the operation, IBEDC attempted to restore electricity to the feeder, which resulted in the electrocution of one of the trespassers.
Publicity Manager, IBEDC, Tokunbo Peters, said the case had been reported to the police.
He said, “The activities of cable thieves and power station vandals are the reasons behind the power outage presently being experienced by our customers in Osogbo, Ile-Ife, Ilesa and Omu-Aran and parts of Ikirun Business Units.”
In a related development, a man was caught while trying to steal cables with other accomplices at a power station.
IBEDC said the feeder pillar and armoured cables were recovered from the scene.