An unnamed transformer vandal was on Sunday morning died when he tried to steal an armoured cable at Ezinifitte in Aguata, Anambra State.
The vandal was said to have sneaked into the enclosure housing the transformer and died when the armoured cable he was trying to remove exploded and electrocuted him instantly.
The local head of the Anambra Vigilante Service, reported the matter to Aguata Police Station from where the DPO, Mr. Ayeni Oluwadare, led a team to the scene.
The team rushed the suspected vandal to Aguata General Hospital where he was confirmed dead.
The nearby office of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company was informed of the incident and sent some officials to take photographs of the corpse for identification.
The incident was confirmed by the spokesman for Anambra State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed, in a statement.