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V/R: Police arrest man for setting house of relative on fire

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The Police in Ho in the Volta Region have arrested a 34-year-old man for setting ablaze the house of a relative at Sokode Etoe.

The suspect, Godsway Dzomeku was reported to the Police last Sunday for allegedly setting on fire a two-bedroom house belonging to his Aunty.

“On Sunday, January 2, 2021 police received a complaint that the suspect had set a two-bedroom self-contained house ablaze at Sokode Etoe, near Ho.

“Police visited the scene and found two rooms burnt together with other personal effects,” a Police statement has disclosed.

After the Police visited the scene, they took up the matter and arrested Godsway Dzomeku at the Ho lorry station upon a tip-off.

Upon interrogations, the suspect is said to have confessed to the Police about the crime.

According to information gathered, he told the Police that his Aunty promised to give him one of the rooms but later rented it out.

He is additionally accused of stealing an amount of GHS500 and a mattress from the tenant’s room before setting the place on fire.

Godsway Dzomeku is currently in Police custody and assisting with investigations.

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