ECG Transformer Thief Caught
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Station B transformer in Takoradi, Western Region, has been raided by thieves.
Several electrical components belonging to the State electricity distribution company were cut and stolen near the Takoradi cemetery by the robbers.
The robbers returned the next day to “complete the job.”
Unfortunately for one of the robbers, luck was not on his side, as he was apprehended by some neighbors who had heard about the Saturday heist and had been on the lookout since.
Those who caught him said that they had been on the lookout for him since the last theft instance.
So, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, they noticed some young males scaling the wall of Station B into the yard.
They were startled.
They kept an eye on them and noticed them using pliers to work on some circuits.
As a result, they pursued them.
They managed to apprehend one of them.
The others were able to flee.
The young men chose to take on the job of watchdog because they have learned that these theft incidents are contributing to the localized outages, according to them.
They also claim that it is affecting their appliances.
Regional PRO Benjamin Quarcoo praised the young guys who apprehended the robber and appealed for more of the same vigilance to assist arrest people who steal from ECG.
“We are happy with how the public is helping us in arresting these unpatriotic members of society. We are encouraged to renew and sustain our efforts. The public should know that these theft cases affect all of us and must continue to offer the necessary assistance to arrest these thieves. And we are sure the localised outages, due to theft cases, will reduce,” Western Region Public Relations Officer of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Benjamin Quarcoo said.
He has warned that the company will continue to pursue those who are targeting and stealing their equipment until the last one is apprehended.
“If they have decided to cause problems for us, then they should be ready. We will not relent in our efforts to ensure that the last one of them is caught. We will also take personal interest to ensure that they are duly punished in accordance with the laws of the country.”