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A yet-to-be identified man has died on an electricity poles in Kobape area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Residents of the area on Sunday woke up and discovered the lifeless body on the electric poles.
Our Correspondent gathered that no one knew when or why the man decided to climb the pole as he was not an official of the electricity generating or distribution company.
A source who resides in the area said
the incident was mysterious to the residents as many said the man must have climbed the pole to commit suicide by getting himself electrocuted, others opined that he might be on a mission to steal cables.
The source said “We woke up this morning to see the corpse of a man on the electricity pole. The death of the man is mysterious. We didn’t know how he died. Maybe he wanted to commit suicide or he wanted to steal the cables, only God knows.”
When contacted ,the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer,DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi, has confirmed the incident to newsmen.
Oyeyemi said the man had attempted to steal electricity cables, dispelling rumour that he was on a suicide mission.
He said “The man climbed the pole, possibly he wanted steal the wires. I don’t think he wanted to commit suicide, because he has cut some of the wires. If he wanted to commit suicide, he only needed to climb the pole and hold the naked wire.
” But, according to the information at my disposal, he has cut some of the wires. Maybe there was sudden power supply when he was cutting the cables.”
He disclosed that the corpse had been removed by the police, adding that the case was still being investigated.