40-Year-Old Busted For Impersonating ECG Staff
A 40-year-old man was arrested for impersonating an employee of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in order to scam and extort money from the company’s gullible consumers.
Felix Azumah worked in the Atta Kofi and Akum settlements in the Oti Region’s Nkwanta South Municipality.
Residents complained to officials at the Amanfrom Police Station, and he was arrested.
According to Benjamin Obeng Antwi, ECG’s Volta Regional Public Relations Officer, the suspect pretended to be a Revenue Collection and Disconnection Officer and extorted money from clients who failed to present receipts for recent ECG bill payments.
“Mr. Azumah who resides in Breweniase has been moving from one house to another telling residents that he works with ECG and has been tasked by the company to disconnect customers and also supply customers with meters,” he said.
“The suspect routinely went around the community to disconnect customers and collect money from them. Mr. Azumah also took money from some people and promised to get them meters but the meters never came, hence, his mode of operation made some of the residents suspicious when they demanded to see his identification, which he couldn’t produce,” he added.
“People who mimic ECG Officials to swindle clients and extort money from them are hurting the company’s reputation since their acts give people the notion that this is how the company’s staff operates,” Mr. Obeng explained.