The house of the New Patriotic Party’s Chairman for Ejisu, Samuel Oduro Frimpong has gutted fire.
According to an eyewitness’s statement at the scene, the fire began from the bedrooms and quickly spread to adjoining rooms then consuming the whole house.
Nevertheless, the occupants of the house were alerted on time to exit the building but they, unfortunately, couldn’t save their belongings.
Prince Acquah, identifying himself as a tenant of the house in an interview said although the Ghana Fire Service was called in to quench the fire, there was little they could do since the fire had already ravaged the 7-bedroom apartment.
“By the time that they (Fire Service) came, fire has engulfed the whole house,” says Mr. Ofori.
The victim, Samuel Frimpong who spoke to JoyNews’ Ohemeng Tawiah stated that he suspected the fire was an arson attack from his political opponents.
According to Samuel, he had received series of threats after he had campaigned for the party’s parliamentary candidate for Ejisu, John Ampontuah Kumah.
He believes the arsonists might have carried through with their threats to deal with him and has promised to lodge official complaint with the Ghana police.
“I will say it is connected to the primaries; it is internal something. After the primaries, they said a lot about me because I had to help Lawyer John Kumah to become the MP.
‘They threatened me that they were going to deal with me so I am not surprised to see what I am seeing,” he told Ohemeng Tawiah.
Meanwhile, the Fire Service has refused to comment on the matter.