Electrician remanded into custody for stealing a fuse

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A 31-year-old man electrician identified as Oteng Foster has been apprehended into prison custody in the Atwima-Kwanwoma District in the Ashanti Region. He was arrested for stealing a fuse from the transformer of the Electricity Company of Ghana’s (ECG) transformer at Trede.

Foster Obeng was ordered into remand by the Nkawie Circuit Court for such bad act. He was arrested by the watchdog committee of the town red handedly in the act at about 2am, on September 8.

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Foster pleaded not guilty and would therefore reappear before the Nkawie Circuit Court which will be presided over by Mr. Johnson Abbey on September 30, 2020.

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Detective Chief Inspector Comfort Amankwaa acted as the prosecutor in the case. She informed the court that the complainant was a watchdog committee member at Trede in the Ashanti Region. Moreover, she added the incident happened at the dawn of September 08 at about 2 am.

The complainant revealed that the suspect was clothed in an all black attire and was cutting into the transformer at a Junior High School. A woman who was attending nature’s call saw him in the act. When the woman interrogated him on the reason why he was in such act, Foster Oteng raised a cutlass on her. The woman immediately called out for help and security personnels at the school came in to arrest the suspect.

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Detective Chief Inspector Comfort Amankwaa said the security men and some watchdogs sent the suspect to the Trede police station. In conclusion, the prosecutor stated that the suspect admitted the offense in his caution statement. He was charged after investigations.