Suspected Katamanto arsonist smoked out in Ho
Massive intelligence work by the police into the recent market fire outbreaks, which is already ruffling feathers in the small scale business industry, has led to the arrest of a 41-year-old, Daniel Dah Kormlah. The suspect, according to police sources, is linked to the Katamanto fire outbreak, where million of cedis of items belonging to traders were lost to the inferno.
The source further told The Chronicle that the police picked up signals, which indicated that suspect Daniel Dah Kormlah, after allegedly committing the crime, went into hiding in Ho.
The investigating team, therefore, proceeded to Ho on Thursday, December 17, 2020, and arrested the suspect from his hideout the following day, Friday, December 18, 2020, around 10pm.
The Chronicle heard that the suspect was active in the various political whatsapp platforms – NDC Group Administrators and Renaissance Agenda 2020, among others.
According to the police source, phone records of the suspect show several conversations with other persons aimed at incitement to riot and possible conspiracy to attack other state institutions.
Daniel Dah Kormlah, according to the police, has admitted to the said conversations and to engaging with like-minded persons to execute some acts with the potential to breach the peace of the nation.
The police are still carrying out investigations to arrest other suspects connected to the crime.
Meanwhile, government sources have confided in The Chronicle that efforts are underway to improve security at markets and other places of public gathering as the country approaches the Christmas and New Year celebrations.