MARKET FIRES; SUSPECTED ARSONISTS BUSTED

A 41-year-old Daniel Dah Kormlah has been arrested by the Police service for his role in the burning of markets especially the Kantamanto market in the country.

The suspect was picked up by a joint team of Police and Intelligence operatives who left Accra on Thursday 17/12/2020 in pursuit of the suspect.

He was arrested at his hideout in Ho in the Volta Region on Friday evening 18/12/2020 at about 10 pm.

Upon further interrogation, it was realized that the suspect was an active member on various political platforms, namely NDC Group Administrators, Renaissance Agenda 2020, among others.

Information gathered has indicated that Police and Intelligence agencies have begun arresting persons believed to be linked to recent arson in some markets places across the country.

In recent times, markets across the country have been subject to arsonist attacks with some including the Kaneshie market and Kantamanto market have been razed down in less than one week destroying properties running into millions of cedis.

Phone records show several conversations with other persons aimed at incitement to riot and possible conspiracy to attack other state institutions.

Meanwhile, the suspect has admitted to the said conversations and to engaging with like-minded persons to execute some acts with the potential to breach the peace of the nation.

The security agencies are carrying on with their investigations to apprehend more suspects in the coming days.

Meanwhile, efforts are underway to improve security in markets and other places of public gathering as we approach the Christmas and new year celebrations.

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