Suspected Arson: Otokunor's driver picked up in connection with market fires

Suspected Arson: Otokunor's driver picked up in connection with market fires

- The driver of NDC's Peter Boamah Otokunor, has been picked up by the National Intelligence Bureau

- He was reportedly picked up in connection with the recent market fires recorded across the country

- Many believe the recent spate of market fires may be deliberately masterminded by elements within the opposition party

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the personal driver of the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Boamah Otokunor, has been picked up by the National Intelligence Bureau

He was reportedly arrested in connection with the recent market fires recorded across the country.

YEN.com.gh cannot clearly state what exactly prompted the action from the officials to pick up the driver of the deputy NDC scribe.

Suspected Arson: Otokunor's driver picked up in connection with market fires

Suspected Arson: Otokunor's driver picked up in connection with market fires
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According to e report filed by 3News, many believe the recent spate of market fires may be deliberately masterminded by elements within the opposition party.

Kaneshie market fire: Accra Mayor assures traders of cash support

Over the last few weeks, there have been reported cases of major markets in Ghana being set ablaze.

The Koforidua, Kantamanto, Odawna, Asankragwa and, lately, Kaneshie, have been torched in one way or the other.

On Saturday, one of Ghana’s premier markets, Kaneshie has been ravaged by fire.

The outbreak happened at dawn with several wares feared to have been lost to the inferno.

This is the first time in years for this prime market to catch fire, considering the tight safety protocol and market surveillance there.

This brings to a total of 5 market fires in Ghana in December alone.

So far, the cause of the fire is unknown but traders suspect arson.

Another fire outbreak was reported at the Asankragwa Main Market in the Amenfi West Municipality of the Western Region which razed down four stalls and other properties worth thousands of cedis on Friday night.

Kaneshie Market on fire, traders look on shocked (Video)

Meanwhile, Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, assured traders at the Kaneshie Market that the Assembly will make alternatives for them after some shops within the Kaneshie Market Complex were razed down by fire last night.

According the mayor, 9 shops within the market were badly affected. Mohammed Adjei Sowah indicated also that government will support those traders with some capital to rebuild.

“Procurement processes have been concluded for a complete rewiring of the various markets in Accra starting in February,” he stated.

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