The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has vowed to prosecute a middle-aged man who was identified only as Ezekiel, for trying to steal a high-tension wire in the Utako area of the state.
Ezekiel was reportedly electrocuted while attempting to carry out the ungodly act but was rescued by police officers patrolling the area.
According to the information available to NIGERIACRIME, the ugly incident occurred on Saturday night.
A source, who is also a commercial driver narrated that the suspected thief sustained severe burns from the incident.
The source, identified only as Hassan, on Sunday said, “This early morning, a man known as Ezekiel, was electrocuted. He wanted to steal a wire from the high tension belonging to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company and in the process of doing that he was electrocuted.
“We heard the sound of an electrical spark in the night and also heard the scream of the man.
“If not for the fact that saw, plier, and torchlight scattered on the ground, I would have thought that he wanted to commit suicide. But with those tools, he went there for a mission. The man was lucky he did not die, but he sustained multiple burn injuries.”
According to the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, “Our men while on patrol came in contact with him; he had severe burns, and they rushed him to the Wuse General Hospital where he is currently receiving treatment. He will definitely be prosecuted but we will wait till he fully recovers. His tools are in our custody.”