GHC8.7 million Ghana Cedis is the total amount of money the Electricity Company of Ghana has retrieved from perpetrators of illegal connection between January and March, 2016.
GHC30 million was retrieved from individuals and organisations between August and December 2015 for the same purpose.
In the exercise, Community Eight Police Barracks recorded the highest number of illegal connections in the Tema North Region of the Company.
The illegal connections included metre bypasses, houses without meters, and houses that were illegally supplying electricity to other houses, using underground cables.
Culprits have been issued with court summons to appear before the Energy Court for prosecution.