Mr Iortim Richard, a church worker, was electrocuted to death inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ headquarters in Kontien, Gboko Local Government Area, Benue State.
According to reports, the incident occurred on Monday morning in the church compound as the deceased was trimming an overgrown mango tree.
The incident sparked rioting in the neighbourhood, with some youngsters attempting to attack the church.
CSP Nerson Iorhemba, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Gboko ‘A’ Division, intervened and stopped the attack.
When contacted, DSP Catherine Anene Sewuese, Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, stated the event had not been reported to the command.