A cable thief was found on an electricity pole in Bukuru , Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau state in the early hours of Wednesday.
The thief who died of apparent electrocution, had his body hanging from the pole for hours throughout the night before it was discovered by residents.
According to reports, the incident caused a total blackout in the area.
It was also reported that people in this area have long been suffering from the problem of thieves stealing large amounts of electrical materials before this incident.
Emergency officials were called to remove the body of the deceased with their equipment.