The Odumase-Krobo Circuit Court, presided over by His Honour Frank Gbeddy, has sentenced 42-year-old Isaac Azu to 12 months in prison for power theft.
According to Sakyiwaa Mensah, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Tema Regional Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Isaac Azu was charged with stealing and was consequently sentenced by the court on August 3, 2022.
She told The Chronicle that at about 1.30 am on July, 31 2022, a resident saw Isaac Azu loitering around an ECG transformer at Kodjonya, a suburb of Odumase-Krobo.
The witness raised an alarm, instantly attracting neighbours who caught Azu in possession of some items which they believed were parts of the transformer.
She said the neighbours took Issac Azu to the Odumase Police Station, where he admitted to stealing some parts of the transformer.
“The items he stole were six fuses, earth cables and a switch, and the items were valued at GH¢2731.38,” Sakyiwaa Mensah explained.
Sakyiwaa Mensah commended the residents of Kodjonya for their vigilance and prompt action, and urged all citizens to be on high alert to fish out such criminals whose actions could result in unplanned power outages in their neighbourhoods, and cause huge financial loss to the ECG.