Brothels set ablaze in Kumasi … Over death of client

About 40 wooden structures believed to be brothels for prostitutes at the Sokoban Wood Village in Kumasi have been completely burnt down on Thursday evening, leaving more than 100 occupants displaced.

The Ghanaian Times gathered that, the place was allegedly  set ablaze by angry youth who had revenged on the sex workers for allegedly stabbing one of their friends to death.

This comes barely a week after a section of the Kumasi Central Market, popularly called “french line,” was gutted by fire, destroying about 70 shops and properties running into thousands of Ghana cedis.

The deceased, who is yet to be identified, had a misunderstanding with one of the sex workers, who offered her client service earlier that day.

According to reports, residents believed that, the confrontation was sparked by the deceased’s refusal to pay for the services of the sex worker.

For fear of being arrested, all the sex workers have gone into hiding, the Ghanaian Times has gathered.

The Ashanti Regional Police Command was yet to issue a statement on the incident. 

Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Fire Service, Assistant Divisional Officer (ADO), Desmond Ackah, in a telephone interview with the Ghanaian Times, indicated that, his outfit was yet to conclude with investigations on the cause of the fire.


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