A team of technicians from the head office of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has disconnected four block apartment serving as a police barracks at Tema Community 8 from the electricity grid after they were found to have been connected illegally.
The illegal connection was exposed by the team from the head office who embarked on a special house to house revenue protection exercise in the Tema North District.
The barracks had by-passed the allocated meters for which they have been using power for free without going through the meters.
Kwabena Arthur Forson, the director of customer services in Accra said the police had by-passed the allocated meters and used power for free.
He said his outfit would conduct investigations into the circumstances surrounding how the barracks got power without being billed for consumption.
He said: “clearly there is power theft, and power theft is criminal and subject for prosecution … Usually at Police barracks, we put credit meters there where we capture the consumption and later bill the Accountant-General for payment on behalf of the police officers, but in this case, they have actually bypassed the meters.”
The ECG boss noted that all culprits caught in the exercise will be served with notices to appear in their offices for further investigations and be processed for court for prosecution.