- A man has been arrested by the police for posing as an employee of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG)
- Richard Appiah, a former employee of Ghana Electronics, allegedly took GHc1,900 from a paper mill business
- He earlier accused them of illegal power connections and proceeded to demand GHc2000 from them
The Ashanti Regional branch of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has caused the arrest of a fake staff member.
According to a report by MyNewsGH.com, 38-year-old Richard Appiah took GHc1,900 from unsuspecting customers of the company.
Shedding light on the matter, Erasmus Kyere Baidoo, the Ashanti Regional Public Relations Manager of ECG, revealed that often accused people of illegal power connections.
He will then blackmail them into either paying various amounts of cash or risk being punished by the company.
Baidoo added that Appiah used to work with Ghana Electronics, but was sacked two months ago for stealing electricity meters.
He has therefore never been a staff of the ECG, but goes round posing as a worker of the company and uses a ECG-branded motor bicycle
Baidoo revealed that Richard set off on Saturday, November 3, 2018, on his usual operations to a pepper mill at Bantama. and took out all three phases of the power lines he claimed they were illegally connected to.
The workers subsequently took his phone number and gave it to their boss who was not around at the time to talk to Appiah.
The suspect initially demanded GHc2000, but later settled on GHC1,900 after extensive bargaining.
The owner of the pepper mill consequently collaborated with the ECG office to effect Richard’s arrest.
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