According to an interesting report filed by Graphic Online, a Ghanaian man has been arrested to face the full rigours of the law for trying to evade arrest in a cunning way after the police and Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) officials stormed his shop.
The report says the police officer and the ECG personnel stormed Akwasi Asiamah’s shop to arrest him for an illegal power connection and also owing the company to the tune of over GH¢7000 as a result of an earlier illegal connection.
Briefing Graphic Online, the acting General Manager of Public Relations and Communications for the Ashanti Strategic Business Unit of the ECG, Mr. Erasmus Kyere Baidoo, said on January 9, 2021, personnel from the ECG visited his salon, ‘On Point Salon’ at Amakom and detected that Mr Asiamah tapped into a single-phase energy metre to connect power to his salon.
He said it was detected that he had consumed power illegally for a period of 12 months which amounted to GH¢7486.56, that is 6792 Kwh, and was accordingly billed. Graphic Online further said after several unsuccessful attempts to get the salon operator to pay the bill, the personnel from the ECG, together with the police, visited his salon again on February 2, 2021, “only to discover that Mr Asiamah had illegally reconnected the salon from a nearby shop and was working.
“However, Mr Asiamah who was angered by the attempt of the police and the personnel from ECG to arrest him, got out of the salon and used two big padlocks to lock them in the salon and left the scene,: Mr Baidoo said.