Thief grabbed in Sekondi-Takoradi for stealing ECG cable
John Quarshie, a 35-year-old resident of Takoradi, was detained by the Kwesimintsim District Police Command in the Western Region on Friday, September 2, for stealing and selling ECG meters to unknown people inside the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis and beyond.
Since the company’s market research revealed a concerning amount of unauthorized meters in the possession of numerous unwary clients, John Cudjoe and other suspects have been on ECG’s radar.
His ended when some concerned customers informed ECG officials that meters put on their premises had been removed and taken away by unknown individuals.
John Quarshie was detained as a result of frantic investigations.
The suspect stole the meters, sold them to unwitting members, and then installed them for a sum equal to the ECG’s permitted rates for new service connections, according to further investigations by the ECG and the police.
Emmanuel Justice Ofori, the Western Region General Manager of ECG, confirmed the arrest to Connect FM and stated that the suspect will be processed by the Police and charged in court.
“We will want the court to sentence him harshly in order to deter others. Our monitoring team is still looking for the network of dishonest citizens involved in the crime to apprehend them.”, he said.