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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Source: Kasapa FM

PDS arrests two 'goro boys' for engaging in illegal connection


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Two persons have been arrested by the Revenue Protection Taskforce of the Western Regional Office of the Power Distribution Service Ghana (PDS) for illegally drawing out power and further issuing a meter connection to a prospective customer.

The two have been identified as Benjamin Okai and Gabriel Akpabli both aged 34 and residents of Kwesimintsim.

Speaking to Empire News about the arrest of the two, Western Region Manager of Revenue Protection for PDS John Quayson – Dadzie explained their monitoring team on Tuesday April 2 visited a cold store at Kwesimentsim and upon inspection realized the smart meter being used is in the wrong operational zone.

When interrogated the owner of the cold store mentioned the name of 34 year old Benjamin Okai, an electrician, who helped her secure the smart meter.

Benjamin Okai was arrested and in his statement mentioned the name of Gabriel Akpabli, who is also an electrician, as his supplier.

An inspection of receipts showed the diversion was done in September 2018.

Mr. Quayson – Dadzie Regional Manager Revenue Protection department for PDS
advised prospective customers to visit their office when in need of a new service.

He also mentioned a reward scheme for people who report illegal connections to PDS.

The two have since been handed over to the Kwesimentsim Police Command to face the full rigorous of the law.

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