2 convicted for stealing electrical cables belonging to ECG

Two persons, who stole electrical cables belonging to the Electricity Company of Ghana  (ECG) at Ankyernyin in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region, have been sentenced to three years imprisonment each by a Takoradi Circuit Court A.

Samuel Cudjoe, 35, and Samuel Kodjoe, 33, were found guilty of conspiracy to cause damage and to steal, and stealing by the court presided over by Mrs Rita Doku.

Chief Inspector Eudoxie Addo,  prosecutor,  told the court that policemen at Apremdo barrier stopped  Cudjoe and Kodjoe, who were on board a taxi with registration number GT 4048-17,  at about 2am on Friday, July 13, 2018,.

The court heard that after a search of the vehicle, the policemen discovered a fertilizer bag containing quantities of electrical cables and earth wire, pairs of scissors and pliers, a black school bag, and a knife.

The police, suspecting that the items belonged to the ECG, detained the suspects for investigation, which revealed that the items belong to the ECG.

In a related development, the Acting General Manager of the ECG, in the Western Region, Ibrahim Yakubu, has appealed to citizens to report electrical cable theft to the ECG  for the appropriate action.

He revealed that there had been four robberies that targeted ECG property between June 29, and July 13, this year.

Mr Yakubu said if such acts remained unchecked, the ECG would finf it difficult to transmit power to parts of the region.

From Jonathan Donkor

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