Regional

Ejisu NPP Chairman’s house razed by fire

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) chairman for Ejisu, Samuel Oduro Frimpong’s house has been razed by fire.

According to an eye witness report, the fire started from the room of one of the daughters of Mr. Frimpong and quickly spread to adjoining rooms consequently consuming the whole house.

The alarm had been raised in time for the tenants of the house to flee to safety, however, they were unable to save any of their belongings except the clothes they were wearing.

Not even the use of fire extinguishers could help douse the fire from developing beyond control.

A tenant, Prince Aquah tells JoyNews though they later called Fire Service to intervene, their presence did little since the fire had already ravaged the 7-bedroom apartment before the arrival of the firefighters.

“By the time that they (Fire Service) came, fire has engulfed the whole house,” says Mr. Ofori.

Reinforcement from KNUST and Ashanti Regional Fire Service Headquarters were called in to assist their counterparts at Ejisu.

However, Samuel Frimpong who spoke to JoyNews’ Ohemeng Tawiah suspects arson.

According to him, he had received threats from members of his party after he had campaigned for the party’s parliamentary candidate for Ejisu, John Ampontuah Kumah.

He said the arsonists might have carried through their threats to deal with him and promised to lodge official complaint with the police.

“I will say it is connected to the primaries; it is internal something. After the primaries, they said a lot about me because I had to help Lawyer John Kumah to become the MP. They threatened me that they were going to deal with me so I am not surprised to see what I am seeing,” he told JoyNews.

Meanwhile, the Fire Service has declined to comment on the matter