Suspected cable thief electrocuted in Edo


April 17, 2024.

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Azonuchechi Chukwu.

An unidentified man suspected to a be cable thief has been electrocuted while trying to vandalise the BEDC Electricity Plc’s transformer along Airport Road in Benin City, Edo State.

It was gathered that the deceased had succeeded in cutting some of the cables before he got electrocuted.

The incident which happened in the early hours of Monday, April 15, 2024, drew the attention of passers-by as many were seen cursing the deceased for being responsible for their perpetual darkness.

One of the residents of the area, Emmanuel, blamed the action of the deceased on get-rich-quick syndrome.

Emmanuel said despite losing his life in the process, the deceased had also succeeded in putting the entire community in total darkness.

Speaking at the scene of the incident, the BEDC’s Ag. Head, of Corporate Communications, Mrs Evelyn Gbiwen who decried the incessant act of energy theft and vandalism of the company’s facilities within its franchise states of Edo, Delta, Ondo and Ekiti, said people must learn to desist from it describing the act as so dangerous.

She wondered why despite the company’s regular warning to the members of the public to desist from vandalism and energy theft, some people still indulge themselves in it.

She wondered why despite the company’s regular warning to the members of the public to desist from vandalism and energy theft, some people still indulge themselves in it.

Gbiwen said this singular act of the vandal, has thrown the entire community into total darkness

She then appealed to residents in areas where BEDC’s facilities are located to be vigilant and help safeguard them from vandals so that the company can serve them better. (

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Azonuchechi Chukwu
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Azonuchechi Chukwu - Business Journalist at Azonuchechi Chukwu is a seasoned business journalist contributing to the insightful coverage of economic and financial news at With a passion for unraveling the complexities of the business world, Azonuchechi brings a wealth of expertise and dedication to his role. As a Business Journalist, Azonuchechi specializes in providing comprehensive analyses of market trends, corporate developments, and economic indicators. His in-depth reports offer readers a nuanced understanding of the forces shaping the Nigerian and global business landscapes. Azonuchechi Chukwu's commitment to journalistic excellence is evident in his ability to translate complex financial information into accessible and engaging narratives. Whether exploring stock market fluctuations, corporate strategies, or economic policies, he strives to deliver content that empowers readers with valuable insights. With an educational background in business and a keen interest in the intersection of finance and technology, Azonuchechi stays at the forefront of industry dynamics. His coverage extends beyond traditional financial reporting, encompassing the dynamic realms of fintech, entrepreneurship, and sustainable business practices. Azonuchechi Chukwu's work goes beyond the surface, aiming to foster financial literacy and awareness among's audience. By demystifying economic complexities and shedding light on emerging opportunities, he plays a pivotal role in keeping readers well-informed in the fast-paced world of business. As's Business Journalist, Azonuchechi Chukwu continues to make meaningful contributions to the platform's mission of delivering timely, accurate, and relevant business news to its diverse audience. His dedication to journalistic integrity and his ability to navigate the intricacies of the business realm make him an invaluable asset to the team.

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