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Crime & Punishment of Sunday, 18 August 2019

Source: Ghanacrusader.com

Two PDS impostors caged

Two individuals who acted as staff of the Power Distribution Services (PDS) have been put in remand by the Kyebi Magistrate Court.

The two, Okai Samuel, 26, a student at Coaltar Senior High School and Prince Owusu Ansah, 27, also a student of the Accra Technical University, were arrested by the residents and handed over to the Kyebi Divisional Police Command for forcefully disconnecting the power supply of residents at Teacher Mante in the Ayensuano District of the Eastern region.

Narrating the story, Mad. Mary Eshun, the Regional PDS PRO confirmed the arrest of the suspects were made after some residents of Teacher Mante feared they were “sheep in wolves linen.”

Mad. Eshun mentioned that, in some cases, the impostor completely removed the postpaid meters of customers who failed to yield to their request.

The two allegedly cut power supply to the homes of customers who had defaulted in the payment of their bills and had refused to pay them some amounts of money they had requested.

Okai Samuel and his counterpart, Prince Owusu Ansah, have since been kept into police custody to reappear on September, 21.

Meanwhile, the Power Distribution Services, is currently under investigation by the government of Ghana, after the company was found to have made false representations in the concession deal which led to PDS takeover the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) as power distributors in the Southern Electricity Zone in the country.

The inquiry, expected to determine the nature of the breaches and advise on suggested next steps, will be conducted in both Ghana and outside the country.