The Electricity Company of Ghana(ECG) has indicated that it is in the process of taking legal action against the parliamentary candidate for the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) for Abuakwa North, Charles Darko Yeboah, for engaging in illegal power connection.
Mr Yeboah, who owns a block factory and a cold store at Akyem Tafo, and also the proprietor of Holy Believe SHS, was busted by the Eastern Regional Loss Control team of the ECG from Koforidua during a routine exercise.
A source at ECG said although Mr Yeboah had initially denied knowledge of the illegal act, he later agreed to pay the bills after he was contacted by the Loss Control Team last week.
The Regional Loss Control team, after assessment and calculations, disclosed that power consumed illegally by the school he operates and his cold store is around GHC18,477.00.
The NDC PC, who is popularly known as Ozey, when contacted, denied having a hand in the illegal act, but said he knew the power metres were faulty.
He said the accusations were part of efforts by the ECG to sabotage his campaign, and therefore threatened to sue them the power distribution company.
Meanwhile, the Abuakwa North Constituency Director of Communications of the NPP, Stephen Osei Owusu, has accused the ECG of trying to cover up for the Mr Yeboah.
“There are some top NDC members who have stepped in to beg on the culprit’s behalf, but I am calling on the Electricity Company of Ghana and the Ghana Police Service to take the necessary action against him.
“We cannot afford to vote for such people to go to Parliament. We are counting on the Electricity Company, particularly the Koforidua branch, to take the necessary action against him because they have made it known that all his connections are illegal” he stated.