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Crime & Punishment of Sunday, 18 December 2016


Cable thief dies from electrocution

An unidentified man who attempted to steal electrical cable belonging to the Good Shepherd Bible Ministry at Bantama Akyinim in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem Municipality of the Central region was electrocuted in the act.

Pastor in charge of the church, Adams Essilfie who confirmed the incident to Adom News’s Kafui Justice said, the deceased tried to steal the cable outside the church building Friday afternoon when the unfortunate incident happened.

He said the church had closed but returned Friday night for an all night session only to find the man dead with an electrical cable around his neck and hands.

He said the unidentified man took advantage of their absence at the time to cut a cable outside the church connected to some houses but unknown to him there was power at the other end which caused his electrocution.

Mr Essilfie bemoaned how the activities of these hoodlums was causing set back to the church’s effort at providing steady power supply.

He therefore called on the police to step-up patrol to stop the incessant robbery in the church.

On his part, the assembly member for the area, Emmanuel Gyeni, warned criminals in the area to desist from damaging or removing power supply equipment as the consequence could be very tragic.

Meanwhile, the police have conveyed body of the deceased to the morgue.