Fact check: No one has been arrested in connection to recent market fires - Police confirms

Fact check: No one has been arrested in connection to recent market fires - Police confirms

- The Accra Regional Police Command has rubbished claims that an arrest have been made in relation to the recent market fires

- According to DSP Effia Tenge, the news is false and should not be taken seriously

- Effia Tenge said the story might have been concocted by someone

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Over the last few weeks, there have been incidences of fire out break in some markets across the country.

The short frame in which these fires occurred raised some sort of doubt in the minds of people to believe it was intentional.

In view of that, there were rumors making rounds that a suspected arsonist has been apprehended in connection to the market fires which have occurred.

Fact check: No one has been arrested in connection to recent market fires - Police confirms
Fact check: No one has been arrested in connection to recent market fires - Police confirms
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The Accra Regional Police Command has however, rubbished claims that the man alleged to have been arrested as being the brain behind the market fires is all a hoax.

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According to the Head of Public Affairs Unit of the Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge, the story might have been concocted by someone.

A report by Accra Daily, which stated that the suspect, Daniel Dah Kormlah, was identified through police investigations into the Kantamanto fire incident.

The report indicated that the suspect who was on the run was apprehended by a joint team of Police and Intelligence Operatives.

Parts of the country have experienced market fires among which are Odorna, Kantamanto and Kaneshie.

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.

According to eyewitnesses, the fire was brought under control after two hours by residents.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the personal driver of the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Boamah Otokunor, had been picked up by the National Intelligence Bureau

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

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