21-year-old student arrested for connecting electricity power illegally

21-year-old student arrested for connecting electricity power illegally

- David Ekemiy has been arrested in connection with an illegal connection of electricity power

- The Eastern Regional Loss Control Unit (LCU) of the ECG with the assistance of the police during a routine patrol in parts of Koforidua detected a bypass of its meter at Rasta Down, a suburb of Koforidua

-  The LCU team uncovered a bypass where the culprit had connected portions of his personal gadgets outside the ECG meter

-  The ECG estimated the units lost due to the criminal act of David at about 6,000 units

- The Regional manager of the ECG warned all customers to desist from such stealing electricity power

David Ekemiy, a 21-year-old student of the All Nations University College in Koforidua, Eastern Region, has been arrested concerning an illegal connection of electricity power to the tune of GH3,417.70.

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He was arrested by the Eastern Regional Loss Control Unit (LCU) of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) with the assistance of the police during a routine patrol in parts of Koforidua.

The LCU team uncovered a bypass where the culprit had connected portions of his personal gadgets outside the ECG meter at Rasta Down near Koforidua, where the culprit lives.

Ekemiy was immediately arrested and is currently in police custody, helping in investigations.

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According to the General Manager of ECG in Koforidua, Ing. Michael Baah, the estimated units lost due to the criminal act of David is about 6,000 units.

He bemoaned the company’s loss in the region, which were all due to power pilfering and warned all customers to desist from such acts since the ECG had resolved to retrieve all debt owed it by customers.

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He also reiterated the fact that it is his company’s resolution to ensure that those caught in connection with stealing power, would be made to face the full rigours of the law.

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