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Ghana Police Service Clears Allegations of Power Theft and Illegal Connection at Police Facilities

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The Ghana Police Service has denied allegations of illegal connection and power theft levelled against the service by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). According to a statement released by the Police Administration, the allegations were found to be baseless after an investigation was conducted.

The statement added that the payment of electricity bills at police facilities is centrally managed, making it impossible for individual officers or commands to indulge in illegal connections or power theft.

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The investigation conducted by the Police Administration revealed that the disconnection of electricity supply to some buildings at the Osu Police Barracks and Kumasi Central Police Station was due to the absence of meters in those buildings. The ECG disconnected three buildings at Osu and one building at Kumasi because they did not have dedicated meters.

The Police further explained that the ECG officials connected all the buildings directly to the poles, as there were no meters available at the time of connection. The connections were done with the knowledge and involvement of ECG officials.

Following the investigation, the Inspector-General of Police directed all Police Regional Commands to work with ECG officials to examine all existing electricity connections and metering in all police facilities across the country. The meeting between the Police Administration and ECG management resulted in an agreement to disregard the allegations levelled against the Police.

In a nutshell, the Ghana Police Service has denied allegations of power theft and illegal connection levelled against the service by the ECG. The Police Administration conducted an investigation which found the claims to be baseless. All existing electricity connections and metering in police facilities across the country will be reexamined with the assistance of ECG officials to ensure transparency and accountability.

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