12 offenders owe GHC150,000 for illegal electricity connections

12 offenders owe GHC150,000 for illegal electricity connections

- The Electricity Corporation of Ghana (ECG) has caused the arrest of 10 people involved in illegal connections

- Two churches were also identified as being involved in the illegal act

- In total, the offendors owe the ECG GHC150,000

Officials from the Suame Service Centre of the Electricity Corporation of Ghana (ECG) have caused the arrest of 12 persons allegedly involved in illegal connections.

YEN.com.gh understands that 2 churches, involved the illegal activity, have been identified as the Church of God at Kwapra and Holy Church of the Lord at Kronum.

The 12 suspects were identified after the Centre conducted searches in areas such as Kronum, Afrancho and Kwapra in the Ashanti Region.

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Samuel Boakye-Appiah, Managing Director of ECG. Source: www.ecgonline.info

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Interacting with the press with respect to the matter, Regional Communications Manager of ECG, Erastus Kyere Baidoo, revealed that all those arrested were people who were disconnected for non-payment but reconnected themselves illegally.

He went on to say that the offenders were mainly residential users, enterprises and churches.

Baidoo added that the 12 offenders collectively owe an amount of GHC150,000.

He again disclosed that the total debt owed the company in the region currently stood at GHC130 million.

He therefore asked those who were owing to take steps to settle their debts or have their power disconnected.

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