The Liberia National Police has arrested the Manager of Naresh Brothers Amandani Karan on charges of committing Power Theft.
Defendant Karan was arrested, acquainted with his constitutional rights, investigated, and duly charged with the crime of power theft.
According to the complaint, Patrick Nyumah, an employee of the Liberia Electricity Corporation, the power theft team, and the LNP were on their normal routine to curtail the activities of power theft in Du-Port Road, when they discovered the act.
Nyumah further complained that while the team was inspecting houses and meters, they discovered that Naresh Brothers Incorporated was connected to LEC power without any legal means of connection.
He said, based on the discovery, the Manager of Naresh Brothers, defendant Karan, was arrested and taken to the LNP Central Headquarters in Monrovia.
After his arrest, according to the complainant, defendant Karan informed the investigators that the meter was issued by the LEC team in December 2018.
The police charge sheet revealed that defendant Karan denied the allegation levied against him and further narrated that he works as General Manager of Naresh Brothers for the past years.
The defendant noted that, on August 28, 2021, he was at work, when a team from LEC went to inquire how the business was getting power; at which time, he informed them that his business was using its own generator.
Police charge sheet added that defendant Karan said after he provided the information, the LEC was not certified and contacted police.
Police however said during its preliminary investigation conducted, it was established that the crime (power theft) was perpetrated by Naresh Brothers through its General Manager (defendant).
Police investigative report further noted that the business center was illegally connected to the LEC power grid in Randall and Benson Streets and was using the power free, without paying any bills to LEC.
It said the connection was done with the knowledge and consent of the defendant and the business center used the power over a period of one year.