Krobo: Woman arrested for illegal meter installation, 20 fake meters seized

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Police in Krobo have arrested a woman in a residential property for illegally replacing her meter.

According to Angelonline.com.gh sources, officials of Electricity Company of Ghana had installed a new prepaid meter in the home of the woman but routine checks by officers uncovered that the culprit had replaced the meter with a postpaid one.

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She was thus arrested for the offense on Thursday when the officials undertook the routine monitoring exercise in the area specifically in Sawer, Atua, Koletsum and Ablotsi.

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The exercise which started at about 8 am and lasted through to 2:30 pm, also uncovered other illegalities, according to officials of the power distribution company.

“20 fake meters were discovered. They have all been confiscated by ECG,” an officer (name withheld) of the company told Angelonline.com.gh.

According to the officer, two illegally transferred meters were also discovered which were seized.

“Three meter bypasses were discovered. The culprits weren’t available. The police has asked them to report themselves to the Police Station.”

In all however, 24 customers of the service provider have had their power disconnected and the service cables removed.

The monitoring is one of many exercises the ECG is conducting in the region following the growing cases of illegal power use in the Krobo enclave.

The management warns that persons who are found culpable will face the full rigors of the law.

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