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Man busted for stealing GHS180 million worth of water from Ghana Water Company Limited » GhBase•com™

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A Ghanaian man has landed himself in trouble in an attempt to defraud Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) for an amount of GHC18k.

Mr Emmanuel Kumasa, a resident of Agormanya, a suburb of Odumase-Krobo in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region was busted for stealing GHS18,000 worth of water from the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL).

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) uring a revenue mobilisation drive detected that Mr Emmanuel had two separate pipes meant for commercial purposes but was owing an unspecified amount which led to the disconnection of the two pipelines on 31st October 2021.

Officers from the GWCL detected after disconnecting the two pipelines had it reconnected by the accused person illegally.

Complaints were lodged at Odumase Krobo police station and Mr Kumasa was arrested to assist investigations.

The GWCL cross-checked his two separate meters and found out that a meter with a serial number of 090412100162 had a debt of GHS8,749.14 and the second meter with a serial number of 0904121001676 also had a GHS9,614.30, making a total of GHS18,363.44.

Mr Kumasa was arraigned yesterday where he pleaded guilty and has since been granted bail with his case adjourned to December 21.

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