17-Year-Old Student Escapes Death While Vandalising Transformer In Ondo


A Junior Secondary School student of Commercial Secondary School, Sunday Adegbolu, has escaped death by the whiskers while attempting to vandalise a transformer at Owo, Owo local government area.


Adegbolu, aged 17, was electrocuted and roasted as electricity was restored while carrying out the act.

His accomplices and sponsor took him to three different hospitals in a bid to evade arrest.

They took him out of Ondo state in a bid to kill him but Amotekun operatives caught up with them and arrested Adegbolu.

Commander of Ondo Amotekun Corp, Adetunji Adeleye, said lots of money was spent on reviving Adegbolu due to the severe burns on different parts of his body.

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Adeleye spoke while parading 45 suspects arrested for various crimes ranging from kidnapping, vandalism, armed robbery, and stealing amongst others.

He said the suspects were arrested within the last two weeks of constant patrol across the state.

“We have a set of criminals that engaged in vandalism, especially transformers. One of them was unlucky. Power was restored and burnt half of his body. He was to be killed so that he would not reveal his sponsor. We spent lots of money to make him come back to life. He told us nine others including their godfather. He was among the locals recruited to join the gang.”

Adeleye said one Jibril who is facing charges of kidnapping was re-arrested for plotting to kidnap another three persons.

He said the state government was resolute in guaranteeing the safety of lives and property.

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Adegbolu, who confessed to the crime, named one Abubakar as their sponsor.

He said he was promised the sum of N25000.

According to him, my name is Sunday Adegbolu, we went to steal wire from the transformer and I was electrocuted.

“We were three of us but it was two of us that went to the transformer. This is the second one. The first one we stole house wire.”


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