Crime and Punishment

Market fires: Shoot and kill any arsonist- NADMO Director

The Ashanti Regional Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation(NADMO) has called on the security agencies to shoot and kill anyone trying to set a market on fire in pursuit of a clandestine political agenda.

Hon Nsenkyire underscored that some unscrupulous persons in the name of politics are going round burning markets, warning that such individuals when caught risk being killed for their involvement in criminal activities.

“Anybody seen around the Central market between hours of 8 pm and 10 pm loitering will be shot and killed by the security”, Ashanti Regional National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Mr. Kwabena Nsenkyere strongly warned on Kumasi-based Fox monitored by

According to his claims, NDC supporters in the region have hatched vicious plans to set the Kumasi Central Market and other state institution ablaze.

“Our intel is that some NDC guys want to burn Central Market. They should desist from it or risk being killed”, Mr. Nsenkyere who is also the first Vice Ashanti Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) announced.

A number of markets including the Kantamanto, Keneshie Odawna, Asankragua market among others have been razed down by fire within the past few weeks.

General Secretary of the NPP John Boadu has levelled accusations that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) demonstrators are masterminding those unpleasant happenings.

“The sheer rampancy and coincidence with which the markets are burning, coupled with the constant threats by some elements of the opposition to burn markets in order to drum home their concerns over the outcome of the 2020 general elections, leaves no lingering doubt that they are behind these arson attacks,” John Boadu said in a statement.

Source; Opera News

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