Koforidua Court Remands 27-Year-Old Man For Stealing ECG Cables

The court, presided over by Miss Asare Anima, on March 28, ordered the suspect to replace the stolen cables valued over GH¢9,000 and show prove of replacement on his appearance in court again on April 8, 2024.

Masaudu Fuseini pleaded guilty to stealing.

Police Inspector, Elorm Arku Klaye, the prosecutor, told the court that Fuseini was arrested at Klo-Agogo, a community in the Asesewa District of the Eastern Region, ans operational area of the ECG, on Monday, March 25, 2024.

The suspect, who resides at Nkurakan in the Asesewa District, was seen cutting some cables, belonging to the ECG.

He was nabbed by members of a watchdog committee set up by the Assembly member for the area.

The committee informed the police about the suspect’s activity and while carrying out a second operation, he was arrested.

He led the police to the spots he kept the stolen cables he cut from the poles.

His arrest has come at a time when the ECG is confronted with the challenge of transformer and cables thefts in the Eastern Region.

So far, nine transformers have been vandalised by suspected criminals this year.

The Eastern Region General Manager of ECG, Ing Sariel A. Etwire, expressed concern about the incidence of cable thefts and transformer vandalisation in the Region.

She commended the police for the swift response and the watchdog committee at Klo-Agogo for facilitating the arrest of Fuseini, and appealed to other communities to emulate the set example.

She said transformers and cables theft disrupt the mission of the company to supply reliable power supply services to customers.

She urged the communities to mobilise themselves and support the ECG to protect its installations.



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