Suspects arrested in connection with market fires

DeportedSecurity agencies have arrested some people in connection with the recent fire outbreaks in some major markets of the country, Mr Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed, a Deputy Minister for Information and Media Relations, has announced.

Although he declined to mention the number of people and where the arrests have been made, the Deputy Minister said it was through the combined efforts of both the Ghanaian and American investigators in the country.

Mr Mohammed, who announced this during the daily media briefings at the Flagstaff House, Kanda said investigations were still going on and government would now withhold the names and locations they were arrested.

He said the security had also foiled other attempts to burn other markets in some parts of the country and the names would be mentioned in due course.

It would be recalled that President Mahama, a couple of weeks ago composed an investigative team to find out the causes of fire outbreaks in some major markets in the country.

He also engaged some American experts in fire investigations to beef up the efforts of the Ghanaian investigators to unravel the real causes of those fire outbreaks.

Mr Mohammed said the institution of the investigation teams had started yielding dividends as some arrests had so far been made.

He said the arrest had also vindicated the President’s suggestion that some of the fire outbreaks could be arson.

He said 15 persons had also been arrested in connection with the gruesome murders in Kumasi and gave the assurance that government was making frantic efforts to bring all the perpetrators to book in the coming weeks.

Source: GNA

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