Medical doctor beaten to pulp by ECG staff at Nyanyano Kakraba

Medical doctor beaten to pulp by ECG staff at Nyanyano Kakraba

A medical officer at the Kasoa Mother & Child Hospital has been beaten to a pulp by a team of Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) debt recovery staff at Nyanyano Kakraba in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region.

The victim is currently on admission at the hospital receiving medical attention.

The medical officer was severely beaten by staff of the ECG who were sent to recover debts owed by consumers to the company.

But a little misunderstanding that ensued between the medical officer and the team numbering about seven resulted in the development that nearly cost his life.

He was severely assaulted and some of his relatives were not equally spared.

According to the victim, Amos Kwakye, even though he had notified the ECG several times over the company’s failure to bill him it was only recently that a notification was sent to his phone that the company has regularized his account and should expect hills soon.

He was however accused by one of the operational staff of the ECG of power theft, an accusation that resulted in a heated argument.

He says the ECG staff surprisingly pounced on him and when he attempted to resist the remaining staff of the company joined their colleague.

He suffered some head injuries and had his shirt torn.

His mobile device was ceased by the staff of the ECG and videos he had taken during the initial altercation deleted. It took the intervention of a team from the Kasoa Divisional Police Command to rescue the medical officer who had been bundled in an ECG vehicle to be rescued and sent to the hospital.

Last week, similar incidents occurred at Bawjiase in the Awutu Senya West District where several customers were molested by some staff of the ECG and a military detachment that accompanied them to carry out a debt recovery exercise.

By: Akwasi Addo | | Ghana

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