ECG Cable Thief Caged For 30 Days

A 27-year-old Electrician, Masaudu Fuseini, was on Monday April 8, 2024 sentenced to 30 days imprisonment for stealing electricity cables belonging to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Limited at Klo-Agogo, in the Upper Manya Krobo District, in the Eastern Region.

The Koforidua Circuit Court “A”, presided over by Miss Asare Anima, also convicted him (MasauduFuseini) to a fine of 1,000 penalty units, amounting to GH¢12,000 or in default serve two (2) years in prison.

Fuseini, who was arrested on March 25, 2024 was arraigned and remanded into prison custody to reappear in Court on Monday for judgment, after pleading guilty to the charges.

He was also ordered by the Court to replace the cables, which were valued by the police at a cost of GH¢9,000 which the Court was informed by the ECG representative that the convict had replaced the cables.

Prosecuting Police Inspector Elorm Arku Klaye told the court that Fuseini was arrested at Klo-Agogo, a community in the Asesewa District of the Eastern Region operational area of ECG, on Monday, March 25, 2024.

Fuseini, a resident at Nkurakan in the Asesewa District was seen cutting some cables belonging to the ECG in some parts of the Town, and in the process was nabbed by members of a watchdog committee set up by the Assembly member for the area.

They informed the police about his activity and while carrying out a second operation, he was arrested.

He led the police and to the spot where he kept the stolen cables he cut from the poles and after investigations, he was sent to court.


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