In response to the call, the body of the scrap collector was found hanging on the transformer fence with burnt fingers.
A bag containing the scraps he had collected was also found on the floor beside him.
Yemisi Opalola, the police spokesperson in the state, confirmed the incident.
Mrs Opalola said the corpse has been deposited at the state mortuary.
“A staff of IBEDC Osogbo reported that based upon information received in his office a man suspected to be a thief in his attempt to vandalized and commit felony inside transformer at GOF International School area of Osogbo was electrocuted and died. As a result of this, mere examination proved him to be a scrap picker,” Mrs Opalola said.
“Meanwhile, the corpse has been removed and deposited in the state mortuary. Names and relatives are yet unknown. Further development will be communicated,” she added.