'Mad man' strangely sets fire to 5 vehicles at mechanic's shop in Pokuase

'Mad man' strangely sets fire to 5 vehicles at mechanic's shop in Pokuase

YEN.com.gh has learnt of reports of a man who has burnt down five vehicles at a mechanic's shop, at Pokuase, a suburb on the outskirts of Accra.

Myjoyonline.com, which first carried the story, reports that the man is believed to be mentally-unstable. The incident happened in the earlier hours of on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

To start, the alleged mad man set one of the cars on the premises of the mechanic's shop on fire. Four other vehicles at the shop had various parts damaged by the fire, which the suspect identified only as Ofori, was said to have started at dawn.

The timely arrival of fire personnel from Amasaman saved the other vehicles as well as nearby property belonging to the Electricity Company of Ghana from being burnt totally.

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Eyewitnesses say Ofori, who has been lurking within the vicinity, was spotted attempting to open an Opel Agila taxi cab brought to the shop Monday, January 21 for repairs.

He then reportedly lit a match in the car and when it caught fire, he stood at a distance to watch the vehicle burn completely while the fire was extending to the other cars.

A passerby alerted neighbours in a nearby house who called the fire personnel to quench the fire.

At the time the fire was brought under control, four other vehicles parked at the shop had also been affected leaving some of them with damaged headlights, tail lights and bumpers

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Fire personnel have reportedly launched further probe into the incident in order to calculate the damages caused.

Ofori, according to the report, is being questioned by the workers at the shop. There has been no mention of a complaint filed with the police.

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