Stolen ECG cable found in electrical shop at Tema

Four people are before court for allegedly stealing Electricity Company of Ghana Limited (ECG) cables valued at GH¢95, 000.

The accused persons, Lucky Grayson Eseche, 34 a trader, Obi Innocent, 37 a businessman, Esther Sebi, 36 a sales manager and Malvin Kwame Tamakloe, 22 a sales attendant.

They were put before an Accra Circuit Court presided over Mr Samuel Bright Acquah, last week and charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and stealing.

The four pleaded not guilty to the offences and have been granted bail in the sum of GH¢100,000,00 with two sureties each.

Mr. Acquah ordered that the sureties should be either Nigerian or Ghanaian nationals while the accused persons deposit their traveling documents with the Registry of the court.

According to the facts of the case, the complainants  are Detective Insp. Simon Nastakang, Detective Insp. Louis Mensah and Detective Sargent Joseph Oteng – all Policemen attached to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Accra East Office.

The court was told that on June 21, 2024 at 6:45 a.m. the complainants reported at work and detected that the drums of ECG cables valued GHC95,000.00 have been stolen.

On the same day, the complainants received intelligence that an electrical shop in Tema Community ‘1’ was offering ECG cables for sale.

Investigations revealed that the shop belongs to Obi Innocent and with the information at hand, the complainants proceeded to the scene.

The complainants upon arrival saw Innocent spraying on the ECG signs on the cable drums to conceal the identity and was immediately arrested.

The team commenced a search in the said shop and found unspecified yards of cables belonging to ECG in the shop.

During investigations, Innocent mentioned Lucky as the owner the drums of cables and gave his number to the complainants to contact him. Lucky was directed to report the ECG office after several calls were placed to him, but failed.

On June 24, 2024 the complainants applied a persuasive based intelligence and Lucky reported to their office and was arrested.

On the same day, the other accused persons who have been selling the ECG cables on behalf of Lucky were also arrested.

During interrogations, they all admitted the offences and mentioned that one Lord is the one who sold the cables to them. Further Investigations are being conducted to identify other members of the syndicate and locate other ECG cables in possession of the accused persons.


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