The Ashanti Regional Police Command has picked up two persons in connection with a fire incident at the Aboabo station in Kumasi.

The two, Kofi Gyimah, a 37-year-old electric welder, and Paul Kwasi Kwakye, 51, who is a shop owner, are being questioned by the Manhyia Divisional Police Command.

According to sources, the fire, which burnt a building housing several shops started while the welder was working on some electrical wires.

Two arrested over Aboabo station fire

It subsequentlty spread to other nearby shops.

JoyNews’ Ashanti Regional Correspondent, Nana Yaw Gyimah, reported that the delay by personnel from the fire service contributed to the escalation of the fire that ravaged the storey building.

Public Relations Officer of the Fire Service in the Ashanti Region, DO3 Desmond Ackah said the victims called in after unsuccessful attempts to salvage their wares from the shops.

Two arrested over Aboabo station fire

Victims of the incident lost thousands of cash in the inferno that destroyed the shops that are mainly warehouse for rubber and assorted goods described as highly flammable.

Two arrested over Aboabo station fire

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