Electrician gets 9mths for forgery

An electrician, Mohammed Musah, was on Saturday jailed by an Accra Magistrates Court, for nine months for forging official documents of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

However, Enock Boham, an accomplice, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced to pay a fine of GH¢1,200 by the court, presided over by Worlanyo Kotoku.

Musah was alleged to have forged documents of ECG to help him defraud Lydia Osei in November 2015.

Presenting the fact of the case, the manager in charge of prosecution at ECG, Paul Abariga, told the court that Boham is an electrician with BXC Company, a third party company of ECG.

Mr. Abariga said, in November last year, the witness in the case approached Boham for a meter. Boham had introduced himself as a staff of ECG and had  further agreed to supply her with the meter at a cost of GH¢350.00.

He said, on November 4, the accused went to the house of the witness, Lydia Osei to install the meter which was stolen by Musah Mohammed.

The prosecutor said that after three weeks, Lydia Osei went to load units unto her card at the ECG office, and was told the card was not registered unto the system. Lydia Osei went to the Bortianor District ECG Office to report the matter and mentioned the accused as those who installed her meter.

Mr. Abariga said Musah was apprehended and he admitted the offense in his caution statement, and mentioned Boham as an accomplice.

Mr.Abariga said, Boham was arrested on February 19, this year, and he also admitted the offense in his caution statement.

The prosecutor said Boham said though, he negotiated with the complainant and collected GH¢350.00, it was Musah, who provided the meter at the cost of GH¢200.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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