Electrocuted man entered BEDC’s network illegally — Officials

The man electrocuted by high-tension cable at Evwreni in Ughelli North local Government area of Delta on Monday was not an official of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), the company stated on Tuesday.

BEDC’s Business Manager in Ughelli, Engr. Femi Makun, and its Regional Safety Officer, Warri Region, Mr Solomon Eghwere, stated that the unidentified man entered into BEDC’s network illegally.

The duo made the declaration in a statement they jointly signed in reaction to a publication that an employee of BEDC was electrocuted on Monday while carrying out repairs on a 33kva line.

They explained that the unidentified person entered into BEDC’s network illegally, and while on the pole, power supply was suddenly restored to the feeder and he was electrocuted.

“Preliminary investigation showed that the victim was a non-BEDC staff and his corpse was taken away by sympathisers or by community people,” the statement added.

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