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Fake ECG Staff in Police Grip


A FAKE staffer of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), is in hot waters after he was arrested for attempting to collect monies in the name of the company.

Richard Addai, 38, who was recently sacked as a worker of Ghana Electrometer, a private company, was about to take GH¢1,900 bribe when he was nabbed.

Richard Addai, the fake ECG staff

He had earlier on demanded GH¢2,000 from one Bashiru Alhassan, a customer of the ECG, who he had accused of tapping power illegally, and after negotiations, reduced the bribe money to G¢1,900.

But unknown to Addai, Bashiru had already informed the police about the case. The police thus grabbed the suspect just as he had received the cash.

The Communications Director of ECG, Erasmus Kyere-Baidoo, told newsmen that Addai posed as ECG staff and cut power supply to a Corn Mill facility.

He said Addai showed his fake staff ID card and claimed that the Corn Mill facility, situated at North Bantama, was indulged in illegal connection.

He said Addai was apprehended by the police few minutes after he had received the money.

Mr. Kyere-Baidoo said Addai had never worked with the ECG, and therefore admonished the public to be vigilant when dealing with people that approach them as personnel of the company.

By: Afia Sarpong Amankwa

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