A team of military operatives stationed at the Aflao Border in the Volta Region has intercepted a total of 192 Units of fake electricity prepaid meters being transported into the country from Togo.
The Volta Regional office of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) told the GNA that two men were arrested in connection with the smuggling.
A tipoff aided the military officers in uncovering the contraband being loaded onto an intercity commercial bus, and the suspects were handed over to the security apparatus, who discovered that the prepaid meters were destined for Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
The Police are expected to arraign the suspects before Court.
The Volta Regional General Manager of ECG, Emmanuel Lumor commended the support of the various security agencies in the Region, and said the arrest gives credibility to intelligence on illegal meter infiltration, which he noted affects stable power supply.
He said the Company’s surveillance over the past months has revealed that some people have been making frantic efforts to infiltrate the stable electricity distribution network with illegal meters.
Mr. Lumor noted that such actions are unacceptable and must be condemned by customers and the public. He added that the illegal meters aside from being retailed at exorbitant prices, are of inferior quality, and have proven to cause higher electricity consumption. ”ECG has enough prepaid meters”, he said, urging the public to contact the offices of the Company for all transactions to prevent falling prey to illegal activity.