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‘Electrician’ Beats ECG IT System…And Makes Huge Cash

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A SELF-styled electrician at Aboaso near Kumasi, who has outwitted the IT system of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and had as a result made huge sums of money, has finally hit the end of the road.

Mohammed Musah, believed to be 34-years-old, has successfully tampered with the ECG smart pre-paid meters in many suburbs of Kumasi by opening, adjusting and rearranging several of them with ease.

He had over a long period made huge sums of money at places like Abirem, Sawaba and Kenyasi-Adwumamu, all in the Ashanti region.

The Ashanti Regional Communications Manager of the ECG, Erasmus Kyere-Baidoo, has revealed that Musah has been arrested upon a tip off.

He said five ECG meters were found on him during a search, adding that the self-styled electrician also led officials of the company to retrieve 16 meters in people’s homes.

Kyere-Baidoo, who was speaking to some journalists in Kumasi, said the suspect would be hauled to court to serve as deterrent to others.

The ‘smart’ meters have been programmed in a way that even a simple touch of certain parts could result in the entire meter being shut down. But with a fee of GH¢400 or more, Musah, through his own innovation, had been able to prevent the meters from reading.

By: Afia Sarpong Amankwa/ thePublisher

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