A 36-year-old driver in the farm of a former Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, has been electrocuted in Minna, the Niger State capital.
The deceased, Mohammed Bawa, who resided at Birji in the Bosso Local Government Area of the state, was said to have been electrocuted as he tried to reconnect power supply to his residence.
According to an eyewitness, electricity supply to the late Bawa’s house had been disconnected, while he was alleged to have attempted to reconnect the line before tragedy struck.
Power supply was said to have been restored to the area while the reconnection was going on.
Bawa was on Tuesday morning buried according to Islamic rites.
Public Relations Officer, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, Alhaji Adamu Dantani, who could not confirm the story, however, described the deceased’s alleged action as illegal.
Dantani said, “It was an illegal act, so they will not report it to us because they know that we will take legal action against them if we know about it.”