65-year-old woman assaulted by ECG debt recovery team

65-year-old woman assaulted by ECG debt recovery team

A 65-year-old woman nearly lost her sight as a result of severe brutality meted out to her by a debt recovery team of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) at Adade a suburb of Nyanyano in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region.

This follows another assault on a medical doctor by the same team somewhere last week.

It has become an increasing trajectory that the staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana subject customers to severe assault over disagreement on metering and debt issues.

In the last two weeks, several customers of the company have been assaulted on different occasions within the Awutu Senya East and West and the Gomoa East Districts where the company is embarking on meter regularization and debt recovery exercise.

While embarking on the exercise last week, a medical officer at the Kasoa Mother & Child Hospital suffered a head injury after a severe assault on him by the team.

In a similar incident, 65 years old, Akua Esther nearly lost her sight after she was assaulted by about 20 men from the ECG.

According to her, a misunderstanding broke out between the ECG staff and her son who had questioned why they wanted to enter their premises without seeking permission.

She says even though tempers were calmed some members of the team pounced on her son who was ready to leave home to supply lobsters to his waiting customers.

Her son received continuous beatings until blood oozed from his mouth.

Auntie Akua was equally not spared as the team vented their spleen on her too and subjected her to a severe assault. She was only spared after falling in a gutter.

The victim says she is struggling to comprehend the entire development as she claims to have made no illegal connection at her premises.

Her son, Samuel Yako-hene Dogbe wants the matter investigated for justice to prevail for him and her aged mother Aunty Akua Esther.

The Central Regional Directorate of the ECG is yet to respond to any of the alleged cases of assault meted out to customers by the company’s staff in the last two weeks.

By: Akwasi Addo | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

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