17-year-old transformer cable thief electrocuted in Ondo

A 17-year-old boy identified Sunday Adegbulu narrowly escaped death after being electrocuted while attempting to steal armoured cables from a transformer in Akure, Ondo State capital.

Adegbulu, known for his involvement in vandalizing and stealing electric installations, suffered severe burns on half of his body during the failed theft.

The JSS 3 student at Commercial Secondary School in Akure, who confessed to the crime while being paraded at the headquarters of Amotekun Corps in the state, was rescued by his gang members.

However, the gang members escaped and are currently on the run.

According to the teenager, the operation was his second, and he planned to sell the armoured cable for N25,000.

“It happened on April 28, and only three of us went to the transformer. I never knew that there was going to be an electricity supply.

“It’s the handwork of the devil that pushed me to the crime.”

Amotekun boss, Adetunji Adeleye, stated that the other gang members who are currently on the run had hatched a plot to eliminate the teenager.

According to Adeleye, the gang members are afraid that Adegbulu might reveal incriminating information to Amotekun detectives who were on their trail.

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