Kelvin Mawusi, a storekeeper and Gregory Xenyo, an electrician, all staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Accra West Regional Office at Avenor have been sentenced by an Accra Circuit Court for stealing company material.
The duo were found guilty of stealing electrical items valued at GH¢6,500 belonging to the company.
The items they attempted stealing included two boxes of 12 kilovolts 100 amps fuse cut- outs, three boxes of three kilovolts 10 amps surge arresters and three boxes of lighting arresters.
They have been sentenced to pay 200 penalty units each. This will amount to GHC 2,400 each and in default will serve two years in prison.
They are also to pay GHC 2000 as compensation to the ECG.
Delivering the Judgment, the presiding judge, Mrs Afi Agbanu noted that the two should have upheld the high moral standard and not indulge in the act.
According to her, the judgment is to engender deterrent.