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HomeNewsSociety NewsYoung Man Electrocuted While Reconnecting Power in Benue (Graphic Photo)

Young Man Electrocuted While Reconnecting Power in Benue (Graphic Photo)

A young man electrocuted while he was trying to reconnect electric cables that was disconnected by power officials over non payment of bill.

The 26-year-old electrician identified as Humble Paul lost his life in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State.

It was gathered that the incident occurred Sunday evening, March 28, at Ede Ai-agbenu community in Okpoga.


According to reprots, some persons contacted the deceased to reconnect their wires for a pastry sum of N400.


An eyewitness account reveal that power was restored while Paul was carrying out his duty on the top of the electric pole with his body resting on the wires.

The electrician who had climbed the electric pole without hand gloves or any protective jackets was electrocuted and died instantly.


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  1. The money they paid him must have angered him or he taught he had nine lives for him to have climb the pole without any protection, it even looked like he didn’t use the ladder. Its obvious that he wanted to commit suicide, what a pity.

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