A vandal who specializes in the theft of power cables has met his waterloo in the line of a failed criminal operation.
The alleged vandal at the scene of the crime
According to a Facebook user by the name Iniofon Okon, a young man who sneaked into a transformer unit located along Grace Road in Eket Local Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, was electrocuted as he was trying to steal some armoured cables from the transformer.
It was gathered that the suspected thief sneaked into the transformer unit at about 3am when there was power outage but while he was busy cutting the cables, electricity was restored and he was electrocuted to death.
His body was found in the morning and was evacuated to a mortuary in the town.