The Ghanaian police have arrested three persons who were allegedly busy stealing various valuable items during Saturday night’s gas explosion that left about seven persons dead at Atomic Junction, Madina, an Accra suburb.
According to reports, the trio named Ibrahim Mahama, Yaw Badu, and Abdulai Magid whose ages range from 23 to 30 took advantage of the chaos that followed the explosion to steal items, including money and car batteries, at the scene.
Mahama and Yaw Badu, are said to have stolen gas cylinders, stoves, money, food items, and other valuables while Majid was alleged to have been caught removing car batteries of some of the victims who had fled for their lives abandoning their vehicles.
Police said that they caught Majid at ‘work’ while the two others had already moved the items to the market on Sunday morning and were in the process of selling them when the police had tip-off of their activities and apprehended them.Some of the items were recovered.
The fire incident left Seven people dead while about 132 people were injured in the gas explosion.Two of the deceased persons were said to have been hit by vehicles during the chaos that followed.
The cause of the explosion which saw students of the University of Ghana, University of Professional Studies Accra and the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School (PRESEC) running out for their lives has not yet been established.