Man arrested for stealing wares during the devastating fire outbreak at Kejetia Market

It is reported that a young man believed to be in his late 20s has been arrested for allegedly stealing wares during the devastating fire outbreak at the Kejetia Market in the Kumasi Metropolis of the Ashanti Region yesterday.

The suspect was arrested by police officers who were on the scene to help firefighters douse out the inferno.

The identity of the suspect was not yet known at the time of the report.

Some traders who saw the incident told the media that the man was busily looting goods from shops during the fire outbreak.

The suspect is currently with police at Kejetia assisting in investigations.

The Kejetia market in Kumasi was up in flames late afternoon of March 15, 2023. The market which is one of the largest and busiest in the West Africa sub-region fell victim to the spate of market fires that have beset Ghana in the past few years.



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