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Fake ECG Taskforce Members Arrested for Fraudulent Activities

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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has arrested two individuals for impersonating members of the ECG revenue mobilization task force. Samuel Afful, 49, and Perry K. Asamoah, 38, were arrested in Kojo Krom after an ECG customer reported their fraudulent activities. The two were allegedly issuing disconnection notices and collecting money on behalf of the company.

Following the official complaint lodged by the ECG customer, the company launched an investigation that led to the arrest of the suspects. Speaking to the media, an ECG official said the suspects were arrested after a tip-off from a customer who suspected their activities were not genuine.

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The suspects will be facing prosecution in the coming days, according to the power distribution company. They are currently in the custody of the police and will go through the process of verification.

Impersonating an ECG task force member and engaging in fraudulent activities is a criminal offence. The ECG has, therefore, urged the public to report any suspicious activity by individuals claiming to represent the company. Customers are encouraged to verify the identity of anyone claiming to represent the ECG before making payments or allowing them access to their premises.

For the most part, the ECG has assured its customers that it does not collect payments on-site or through unauthorised agents. Customers are advised to make payments at authorised ECG offices or via approved online payment platforms. The company has also warned the public that it will not hesitate to prosecute anyone caught engaging in fraudulent activities using its name.

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