A suspected serial cable thief identified as Omoivie has been electrocuted while attempting to steal some cables at Faith Street off Owina road in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo state.

It was gathered that officials of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) are yet to connect residents in the area to the HVDS.

Some residents told newsmen that many cables connected to the HVDS in the area have been stolen since BEDC refused to electrify them for public use.

Sympathizers at the scene identified the suspect’s body and said he was just released from prison after spending months awaiting trial for cable theft.

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