Boy electrocuted during robbery attempt
A young boy believed to be about 17 years has been electrocuted after he attempted to steal from an electrical shop at Fiapre, in the Sunyani West Municipality of the Bono Region.
Residents in the Oyoko Electoral area in Fiapre were left in shock after waking up to see a young man who is popularly known as Alkaline, lying lifeless in the electrical shop owned by one Mr Daniel Bronya.
Police personnel from Sunyani West Police Command were informed of the incident after which they visited the crime scene and conveyed the body to the Bono Regional Hospital mortuary.
The Police have since commenced an investigation into the incident.
Information gathered revealed that Jacob was returning from the farm with his elder brother but died immediately after he was electrocuted.
It was reported that he was transporting firewood from the farm when his leg got caught up in a naked electrical cable.
The victim, identified as Yaw Aputu, who had little background in electricals was hired by some members of the community to fix a problem on the pole.
They had reportedly experienced low power voltage for some time without getting the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to fix it. He was however electrocuted in the process and died instantly.