Two middle-aged men are in the grips of the Anyaa Police for posing as staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Ltd., and defrauding some customers.
Edmund Acquah and Nii Noi Dowuona were arrested by ECG staff, after consistent complaints by customers concerning the suspicious activities of the two.
Narrating the incident that led to their arrest, the Ablekuma ECG District Manager, Ing. James Teye, disclosed that for several months, his office received complaints from customers in the “Fan milk” area with regard to the activities of persons who posed as ECG staff and extorted money from customers. He therefore detailed some field officers to liaise with the community to monitor and fish out the unscrupulous individuals.
“After weeks of laying ambush, we arrested the two suspects going about their illegal activities in the communities. During their routine, the suspects threatened customers with disconnection for non-payment of bills, and falsely accused others of illegally connecting and using power. In fear of their supply being disconnected, the unsuspecting customers parted ways with several amounts of money to the suspects,” he recounted.
The suspects had fake ECG ID cards, printed demand notices bearing the ECG logo and some tools when they were arrested.
The Accra West General Manager, Ing. George Appiah-Kubi, stressed the resolve of the company to weed out miscreants, whose illegal activities are negatively hurting the image of the company. He appealed to customers to be vigilant and report the suspicious activities of any persons to the nearest ECG office for attention.
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