Two suspects have been arrested after the Aboabo fire incident on Sunday, January 9, around 11am in Kumasi. The suspects, whose identities are being withheld for security reasons, are currently in police custody assisting with investigations.
They are being held for negligently causing the fire which destroyed items worth millions of Ghana cedis.
The Manhyia-Zongo Divisional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mr Kwaku Buah, who confirmed the arrest to the Daily Graphic, said due to the nature of the environment and the value of items destroyed, “it would not be prudent to disclose their identities for now.”
He said, however, that one of those arrested was a shop owner while the other was an electric welder working in the shop when the incident occurred.
“They are currently in our custody and assisting us to arrive at the cause of the fire,” he said.