A young man identified as Chukwudi has been electrocuted few weeks to his wedding in Aba, Abia State.
The sad incident is said to have taken place at Opobo Road, along the Ogbor Hills axis of the commercial nerve centre of the state.
Eyewitnesses said the deceased whose traditional marriage was some weeks ahead discovered that there was power supply in his neighbourhood while there was no electricity supply in his apartment. He looked for a ladder to apparently switch to the next active line.
According to reports, while he was on the electric pole trying to rectify the problem, power was restored on the former line.
“While on top of the pole, he was said to have rested his ladder on an electric-powered barbwire which triggered electric shock when power was restored.
“He was trapped between the pole and the electrified barbwire, making it difficult for him to escape or even for people to come to his rescue and by the time he was eventually brought down, he was dead,” a source said.
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