A 37-year old self styled electrician, Mohammed Musah who tampered with a prepaid meter belonging to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has been sentenced to five years imprisonment by the Kumasi Circuit Court 4.
He pleaded guilty to intentionally interfer or knowingly allows interference with ECG distribution system of power.
The court presided over by His Honor Ekow John Mensah convicted Mohammed on his own plea.
The court sentenced Mohammed Musah 5 years imprisonment after he failed to pay a fine of GH¢8400.
Mr Erasmus Baidoo, Ashanti Regional Public Relations Manager of ECG speaking in an interview with Abusua FM’s Osei Kwadwo warned Ghanaians especially electricians to refrain from tampering with ECG prepaid meters.
“Now we are working with Police and we will make sure that those tampering with Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) prepaid meters are arrested and made to face the law. We are serious about this fight and we will fight till we win,” he said.
Mr. Baidoo revealed that three persons have also been arrested for impersonating as ECG staff at Kyerekrom in the Ashanti region.