An electricity transformer belonging to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has been stolen and broken, with its components which residents believes are some valuable metals, carted away by suspected criminals in Penyi, Ketu North. GhanaVanguard.com reports.
The transformer, which was placed along the Ho to Denu highway in Penyi Hattah was stolen under the cover of darkness when residents were very deep in their sleeps.
After successfully removing the transformer from where it was fixed on the poles, the suspected thieves broke it down and took away everything contained in it, leaving just the empty case at the scene.
The transformer was fixed last two years by ECG authorities with the hope of connecting users of electricity in the area to it so as to reduce pressure on the one that have been in use for decades.
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However, residents who trooped to the scene of the theft and refused to speak to Ghana Vanguard, claimed the transformer has not been connected to the national grid since it was fixed on the poles.
The case has since been reported to the police in the area for action to be expedited.