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Suspected burglar electrocuted in Lokoja

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Gbenga Odogun

Tragedy struck on Friday when a suspected burglar was electrocuted while attempting to scale the fence into his target’s compound.

The incident, which occurred at the Zone 8 area of Lokoja, Kogi State capital, took residents by surprise.

The residents were said to have been alerted to the body stuck to an electrified fence.

An eyewitness told our correspondent that the suspected burglar climbed the fence under the cover of darkness at around 2am, as there was no power supply at the time.

The source said power was restored while the suspect was trying to scale the fence and got electrocuted in the process.

Although the suspect’s name and age could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report, residents say he looked like one in his thirties.

Efforts to speak with the state police command for confirmation, however, proved abortive. Calls made to the mobile phone of the state Police Public Relations Officer, William Aya, rang out and he didn’t reply a text message sent to him by our correspondent.

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