Police on manhunt for PDS staff attacker


The Police have launched a manhunt for the man who assaulted a staff of the Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited at Kokrobite – a suburb of Accra.

The PDS staff, identified as Gershon Asiedu, was reportedly inflicted with cutlass wounds by a middle-aged man.

The assailant reportedly slit the victim’s nose, leaving him badly wounded that he needed to be sent to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for surgery.

“While restoring supply, the technical team realised there were some trees interfering with the overhead cables,” the Bortianor District Manager, Michael Abbey, explained Saturday’s incident.

“In the process of pruning the branches, they saw a middle-aged man walking with a young child. The team beckoned him to avoid the area where the pruning was being done because it was dangerous, but this directive was ignored, and rather incensed him.”

“The ‘man’ after exchanging words with the PDS staff, picked a cutlass being used to cut the trees and charged towards them. The team run for their lives, but Gershon fell while running and the ‘man’ struck him with the cutlass,” he added.

Following a complaint at the Kokrobite Police Station, a manhunt has been launched for the attacker of the PDS staff.

The Police are currently collaborating with PDS and local authorities at Kokrobite to identify and arrest the culprit.

Meanwhile, PDS, which took over from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) some weeks ago, has appealed to the public to desist from attacking their staff on duty.

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