Man Jailed 6 Months For Assaulting ECG Staff

Man Jailed 6 Months For Assaulting ECG Staff



The Awutu Senya East Circuit Court has convicted a 43 year-old man to six months imprisonment for assaulting Mr. Elvis Asansu, a staff of the Kasoa South District of the Electricity Company of Ghana in the Central Region. Prosecuting Officer, Chief Inspector Sylvester told the court that the convict, Suleman Osman is a mason who


resides at the Kakraba Newtown in Kasoa. According to him, on the 16th February 2022 at about 10;30am, the complainant together with his team were carrying out a routine inspection of customers' premises as part of the ECG's efforts to clamp down too on illegal connections when they all detected that the convict had connected



power illegally. The complainant then decided to also disconnect the power but the convict got furious, went into his room and pulled out a cutlass and threatened to slash the complainant. Some unidentified persons then came to the rescue of the complainant and took the cutlass from the complainant. The convict not satisfied,





slapped the complainant without a cause. Complainant and his team later then reported the case to the Kasoa Police and was issued a medical from for the treatment at Kasoa Polyclinic. The police later arrested the convict and upon interrogation, he admitted the offences. He was then arraigned before court on 18th February, 2022 where he was sentenced to six months imprisonment.



Ing. Jonathan Adjabeng, District Manager for the Kasoa South District of the ECG expressed that, customers should cooperate with officials of ECG and also not be hostile towards them in the discharge of their duties. He added that this will be a deterrent to people who abuse staff of ECG especially in their line of duty.