PDS arrests three people for illegally selling metres

PDS arrests three people for illegally selling metres

- Power Distribution Services (PDS) officials have arrested three people for illegally selling metres

- A fourth suspect, Osman Abubakar, is currently on the run

- The arrests came after a tip-off to the effect that some people were selling metres

The Prosecution and Revenue Protection Units of the Power Distribution Services (PDS) in Kumasi in the Ashanti region have arrested three people.

The suspects, Aisha Abubakar, Tampoli Bako and Paul Asolo were picked up for illegally selling PDS metres.

YEN.com.gh understands that the fourth suspect, Osman Abubakar is currently on the run.

Three people standing in a room

The suspects Source: Citinewsroom.com
Source: UGC

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The Ashanti Regional public relations manager for PDS, Erasmus Kyere Baidoo, who confirmed the arrest, explained that officials of the prosecution unit followed up on a tip-off that one person was selling meters.

Citinewsroom.com reports that they then feigned interest to buy the meters from Tampoli Bako, and the team arrested him when he turned up at a location in the Kumasi metropolis.

Upon interrogation, the suspect led the team to his supplier, Paul Asolo who also took the team to the residence of Aisha Abubakar.

The officials retrieved a total of 13 meters with ECG embossment after they conducted a search at the residence of Aisha Abubakar, where she sold for GHC 250 each.

Baidoo expressed worry over the increasing cases of illegal sale of meters in the region despite continuous sensitization of the public to desist from engaging in such activities.

He indicated that the installations of such illegal meters are not captured in the company’s database and it is difficult to bill users of those meters at the end of the month.

He called on the police and the judiciary to arrest and give hefty sentences to the perpetrators to serve as a deterrent to others.

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