Ghana: 9 Arrested for Power Theft in Tamale

Nine people have been arrested in a joint police and military operation by the Northern Electricity Company (NECo) in the Tamale Metropolis.

The operation aimed at preventing power theft by NECo customers resulted in the arrest of nine people suspected of making illegal connections.

According to a report by, NEDCo loses as much as GHC8.5 million, representing 45 percent of its revenue in the Northern Region every month due to illegal connections.

There have also been attacks on NEDCo employees by some residents seen to have been engaged in illegal acts in recent times.

The joint operation targeted communities, including Sabonjida, Bilpela, Nyohini, and Bamvim.

The Northern Area Loss Control Officer of VRA-NEDCO, Samuel Marvellous Kumi, informed journalists that the nine arrested persons would be arraigned soon.

He also stated that several other people had been served with court summons to be prosecuted.

The Area Loss Control Officer emphasized that NEDCo would not relent in its fight against illegal connections, adding that persons found engaging in illegal connections will be dealt with severely to serve as a deterrent for others.


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