Breman Nkontwima fire: Suspected arsonist arrested

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The suspected arsonist in the Breman Nkontwima fire which led to the death of four persons has been arrested.

The suspected arsonist in the Breman Nkontwima fire which led to the death of four persons has been arrested.

The suspect who was arrested by the Tafo Pankrono police Tuesday, is currently at the Ashanti regional Police headquarters, Ultimate FM’s Isaac Bediako Justice has reported.

A woman, her two children and a man believed to be her boyfriend, perished in the Monday dawn fire.

Source within the fire service said initial investigations suggested the fire was started by a jilted lover of the woman.

Commenting on the incident, the Ashanti Regional Fire Commander, DCFO Semekor Fiadzo said an eyewitness told us: “she heard the deceased calling for help, calling her to come and assist her and that somebody had entered into her room and wanted to kill her. So she came out and saw this man in a white shirt pouring something like petrol, we suspect it could be petrol, spraying it into the chamber whilst at the same time, there is a gas cylinder there, and he switched on the gas and the gas was coming out, then he quickly lit the match and he run away, and the whole place was set ablaze.”