Police arrest two men for defrauding ECG customers

Police arrest two men for defrauding ECG customers

- Two men, Edmund Acquah and Nii Noi Dowuona, have been arrested by the police

- They have been charged with defrauding customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

- They allegedly threatened customers with disconnection for non-payment of bills, and falsely accused others of illegally connecting and using power.

Police in Anyaa have arrested two men for posing as employees of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

The suspects, Edmund Acquah and Nii Noi Dowuona, were picked up after customers in the area complained about the matter to the power providers.

Narrating the incident leading to the arrest, the Accra West Public Relations Officer, Fred Baimbill-Johnson, explained in an official statement that for several months, ECG received complaints from customers in the “Fan milk” area on the activities of persons, who posed as ECG staff and extorted money from them.

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Some field officers were, therefore, detailed to liaise with the community to monitor and fish out these unscrupulous individuals.

"After weeks of laying ambush, we arrested the two suspects going about their illegal activities in the communities," he said.

During their routine, the suspects allegedly threatened customers with disconnection for non-payment of bills, and falsely accused others of illegally connecting and using power.

In fear of their power supply being disconnected, the unsuspecting customers parted with several amounts of money to the suspects, YEN.com.gh understands.

The suspects had in their possession fake ECG ID cards, printed demand notices bearing the ECG logo and some tools when they were arrested.

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