Despite series of persistent warnings to the public by the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) to refrain from pilfering NPA’s property, some people have decided to cast caution to the wind.
Yesterday at No 9A Quarry Road off Black Hall Road in an unfinished house, police officers attached to the Ross Road Police caught Adam Kalokoh, a student of the Islamic College at Manfred Lane, Mohamed Conteh a pupil of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School Kissy Dock Yard, and one Abu Sesay processing NPA cables into hangers for sale.
At the unfinished house, police officers searched the premises and discovered in two rooms large quantities of NPA cables ready for processing, a giant cutter, and three pliers.
Adam Kalokoh told Awoko that he was the son of the Imam who owned the house.
He added that they were working for one Mohamed Mansaray who lived in Makolor village at Waterloo and who work for ABB company [ABB company is the company responsible for installing of towers and cables] and that he constantly supplied him with the said cables for the preparation of hangers for him.
Kalokoh averred that he was a second year student at the Islamic college, noting further that they normally produced 50 dozens of hangers a day and that they were paid 20,000 Leones for every 25-dozen produced.
Adam Kalokoh disclosed that he had been in the business since last year.
According to Abu Sesay, he was employed by Adam Kalokoh this month to help in the production of hangers.
He pointed out that he was a petty trader who stayed at Moyeaba, Black Hall Road, before he was employed by Adam Kalokoh.
Mohamed Conteh, a senior secondary school pupil of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary school, said he could not explain as Kalokoh could explain better.
In an interview with Martin Bash-Kamara, the deputy minister of Energy and Power, he said the government would continue to make arrests and charge to court anyone caught with NPA’s property.
He said they were spending millions to buy cables while the suspects were wasting them to make cheap hangers.
Police are investigating the matter.