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Cable Theft Meets Waterloo In Edo


Lucky Obukohwo, Reporting

A middle age man has finally met his waterloo when he made an attempt to vandalize BEDC Electricity Plc’s transformer.

The tragic incident happened along Airport Road, Benin City.

The unidentified individual had managed to severe some cables before being fatally electrocuted.

The incident, occurring in the early hours of the morning, drew the attention of bystanders who were shocked by the scene unfolding before them.

Passers-by were drawn to the scene early yesterday morning, expressing anger towards the deceased for causing persistent power outages in the area.

It was a grim confirmation of their suspicions as the thief met his death.

A resident of the area, Mr. Emmanuel, also known as James Bond 007, attributed the tragic outcome to a ‘get-rich-quick’ mentality of the youths.

He emphasized the importance of diligence in wealth acquisition, urging youths to pursue legitimate means of earning a living to avoid such untimely deaths.

The incident underscored the dangers of energy theft and vandalism, as highlighted by Mrs. Evelyn Gbiwen, the Acting Head of Corporate Communications at BEDC Electricity Plc.

She lamented the recurring incidents of sabotage within the company’s operational areas across Edo, Delta, Ondo, and Ekiti states.

Despite repeated warnings from the company, such acts persist, leaving communities in darkness and posing significant hazards to both individuals and infrastructure.

Mrs. Gbiwen appealed to residents to remain vigilant and assist in safeguarding BEDC’s facilities against vandals, emphasizing the collective responsibility to ensure uninterrupted power supply for all.



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