OGHARA – A suspected armoured cable thief was, in the early hours of Sunday, electrocuted to death in his attempt to steal a cable from a transformer.

The incident occurred at CTC road in Oghara Community, Ethiope-West Local Government Area of Delta State.

It was learnt that the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC restored light to the area which has been in darkness for days while the deceased suspect was cutting off the armoured cable.

In the process, the victim was electrocuted and he died on the spot.

Promptly, the police arrived the area and evacuated the remains of the deceased and deposited in a public morgue.

When contacted, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP, Adeyinka Adeleke confirmed the report.