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Suspected arsonists arrested over market fires

Government has confirmed the arrest of some persons suspected to be behind some of the fires that ravaged some major market centers in the country.

According to Deputy Information and Media Relations Minister Murtala Mohammed, security agencies have also been able to prevent an attempt to burn another market in the country.

Briefing journalists at the Flagstaff House Thursday, June 20, 2013, Mr. Murtala Mohammned said, investigations indicate that while some of the fires were accidental others were deliberately caused by some arsonists as suspected by President John Mahama and other key members of the government.

He however did not give further details about the arrested persons.

Murtala Mohammed also said some fifteen persons suspected to be behind the recent murders in the Ashanti Regional capital of Kumasi have been arrested.
Source: Citifmonline

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