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An Accra Circuit Court has remanded a building contractor and a construction labourer for allegedly assaulting two Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) workers at Dodowa in the Greater Accra Region.

The 42-year-old building contractor, Shadrach Adjetey Monnie and the 24-year-old labourer, Ezekiel Anyetei, allegedly attacked the ECG officials who were disconnecting customers in the area as part of official duties.

The two accused persons who appeared before the court presided over by Samuel Bright Acquah pleaded not guilty to assault, conspiracy and causing unlawful damage.

The prosecutor, Paul Asibi Abariga, prayed the court to reprimand the two accused persons arguing that it would deter others from engaging in such unlawful acts.

The case has been adjourned to June 8, 2023.

This comes after five persons were arrested in May for allegedly attacking some officials of the ECG when they were performing their duties in the Eastern Region.

The incident occurred at Otweso, near Nkurakan, in the Yilo Krobo Municipality.

ECG Regional General Manager Sariel Etwire, who confirmed this at a press conference in Koforidua, said the officials were saved due to the timely intervention of the police.

According to Mr Etwire, another situation was recorded at Apinaman in the Akwatia District, where an assembly member for the area announced at the community information centre to instigate customers against ECG staff.

She added that the swift intervention of the police averted any clashes.

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