Central Region: Rat hunters set ablaze Nyankomasi market, shops burnt
Shop owners at Nyankomase Ahenkuro in the Assin South District of the Central Region are counting their losses after their shops were engulfed by fire.
Items including fridges, Irons, blenders, rice cookers, perfumes, pomades, and rubber products among others worth thousands of Ghana Cedis are said to have been destroyed by the inferno.
The unfortunate incident happened January, 26, 2023 around 12:00 PM when the three suspects aged between 14 and 45 extended their hunting expedition to the market place.
Information gathered by Kasapa News Yaw Boagyan revealed that the hunters were hunting rats under one of the burnt stores and in the process of smoking them out of their hole, fire erupted.
The suspect run away after seeing that the fire had intensified.
Shop owners and customers joined in dousing the fire with sand and fire extinguishers before the Fire Service personnel arrived.
Meanwhile, Police at Nyankomasi Ahenkro are on the heels of the suspects who have gone into hiding after the incident.
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