Poly graduate burnt to ashes at Oparekrom

A Polytechnic graduate was burnt to death when fire started in a house at Oparekrom near Nsawam in the Eastern Region on Saturday

Hayford Gawu, 24, was burnt beyond recognition, with the fire destroying personal effects running into millions of Ghana cedis.

The Ghana Police Service and the National Fire Service later arrived on the scene to control the fire.

The Nsawam District Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Akwasi Kankam-Boadu, told The Ghanaian Times that the incident happened on March 14, at about 2 a.m., in the room of Michael Asante, Gawu’s friend.

The caretaker of the house, Joseph Obeng, saw the house in flames and shouted for help which attracted residents to the scene.

Chief Supt. Kankam-Boadu said that Obeng called Asante on phone that his room was on fire with his vehicle   parked a few metres away.

Asante contacted Gawu’s family in Accra and when he was told he was not at home, traced him to his house only to find his charred body at the scene.

The body of Gawu has been deposited at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital mortuary in Accra.

Chief Supt. Kankam-Boadu refuted media reports that the deceased was robbed and the house set ablaze.

He said the police are investigations the cause of the fire.

From Anita Nyarko, Nsawam

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