A man has been found dead on an electricity pole in Kobape area of Abeokuta, Ogun capital in Nigeria.
The yet-to-be-identified man was found dead on the electric pole in the morning of Sunday November 21, 2021.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) residents of the neighborhood could not tell how and when the man climbed the pole.
There’s two school of thought amongst the residents on why the man climbed the pole.
Some people believe he intentionally climbed the electric pole to take his own life via electrocution.
Others believe he was probably on a mission to steal cables.
A witness who spoke on anonymity said; “We woke up this morning to see the corpse of the man on the electricity pole.
“The death of the man is mysterious; we don’t know how he died. Maybe he wanted to commit suicide or he wanted to steal cables, only God knows”.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun Police command spokesperson sided with those who believe the man was on a mission to steal cables.
“The man climbed the pole because he possibly wanted to steal the cables. I don’t think he wanted to commit suicide, because he had cut some of the cables.
If he wanted to commit suicide, he only needed to climb the pole and hold the naked wire, but according to the information at my disposal, he had cut some of the cables.
Maybe there was sudden power supply while he was cutting the cables,” he said.