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General News of Monday, 18 March 2019


Police search for assailant of PDS staff at Kokrobite

Gershon Asiedu is a staff of PDS Gershon Asiedu is a staff of PDS

The Police are working with the Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited and the local authorities at Kokrobite to identify and arrest a middle-aged who reportedly inflicted cutlass wounds on Gershon Asiedu, a staff of PDS, who was working at the Gas Filling Station in the area.

The 39-year old victim has since undergone surgery at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and is receiving additional treatment there.

A statement issued by the PDS, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, on Monday, said, the incident happened on Saturday, March 16, when Mr Asiedu, was working with his colleagues to restore power supply to some customers in the area.

Narrating the incident, the Bortianor District Manager, Michael Abbey, said: “While restoring supply, the technical team realised there were some trees interfering with the overhead cables.

“In the process of pruning the branches, they saw a middle-aged man walking with a young child. The team beckoned him to avoid the area where the pruning was being done because it was dangerous, but this directive was ignored; and rather incensed him.

“The ‘man’ after exchanging words with the PDS staff, picked a cutlass being used to cut the trees and charged towards them. The team run for their lives, but Gershon fell while running and the ‘man’ struck him with the cutlass.

“Consequently, the rest of the team rushed to prevent him from inflicting further injury; and the man run away.”

A formal complaint was, subsequently, made to the Kokrobite Police Station.