Tower Vandalism: CID gathers evidence for investigation


Investigators from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service have visited the scene where one of GRIDCo’s transmission towers in Tema has been hacked down, to gather evidence.

The evidence they picked included a hacksaw the suspects left behind.

The incident, which is believed to have occurred around 1am resulted in power interruptions in Greater Accra and Ashanti Region.

According to GRIDCo, the damaged tower transmitted power from Karpower, VRA plants and AKSA to the national grid.

The incident happened Monday dawn and officials of the Ghana Grid Company discovered it when they reported to work.

The incident is likely to affect power supply in most areas in and around Tema.

CEO of GRIDCo, Jonathan Amoako-Baah, who confirmed the incident to this portal, said they are shocked as to why someone could do that to the country.

He wondered whether those who did that did it so that there would be power outages for the public to talk about it.

Mr Amoako-Baah, who expressed worry about the incident, however, said they are reviewing the situation to determine the impact of power supply.


  1. Its high time these scrap dealers are closely regulated to avoid such incidents and more security must be employed to check such allegations of deliberate sabotage from political rivalry.


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