ECG 21-year-old student arrested for power theft

During the exercise, the LCU team detected that David has engaged in meter bypass, where he has connected portions of his loads (gadgets) without passing through the meter.

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A 21-year-old student of the All Nations University College in Koforidua has been arrested for stealing electricity to the tune of GH¢3,417.70.

David Ekemiy, a Nigerian, was arrested at his residence, Rasta Down near the Koforidua Polytechnic in the Eastern Region during a routine patrol by the Eastern Regional Loss Control Unit (LCU) of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) with the assistance of the police.

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During the exercise, the LCU team detected that David has engaged in meter bypass, where he has connected portions of his loads (gadgets) without passing through the meter.

David Ekemiy play

David Ekemiy

 

According to the General Manager of ECG in the region, Ing. Michael Baah, the estimated units lost as a result of David’s actions is about 6,000 units, and added that the company is taking stringent measures to retrieve all the debt owed by customers.

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He said the company had been recording many losses in the region, and all were due to the activities of power thieves.

Ing. Baah reiterated that the company was resolved to ensure that those caught in the act of illegal power connection faced the full rigours of the law.

He said the practice was becoming too rampant in the region and it was time the culprits were brought to book, adding that the company is in the process of prosecuting all culprits of power theft in the region.

See also: 17 arrested for illegal connection of power

He, therefore, cautioned customers of the ECG to desist from power theft and also pay their bills to enable ECG serve them better.

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