Fire Guts MP’s House


Two Vehicles and other items got burnt at the residence of Kofi Brako, member of Parliament (MP) for the Tema Central, on Thursday morning.

The two Mercedes Benz belonging to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) stalwart, which were parked in his garage at Community 5, Tema were completely destroyed by the inferno which damaged other items.

The Tema Regional Fire Service personnel, who were called to the scene, managed to prevent the fire from spreading to other parts of the house after about two hours.

According to reports, his nephew was not at home when the fire started at about 10:30 am and there were no casualties.

Eyewitness told DAILY GUIDE that the fire started from the garage, though the cause of the fire has not been officially established.

According to the eyewitness, ‘We noticed there was smoke emanating from the house of KB and we wanted to know what was happening. We went closer only to notice thick smoke and without wasting time we got in touch with the fire service.’

Efforts to reach Mr. Brako, popularly called K.B on phone who was said to be in Parliament when the incident occurred were unsuccessful.

Information gathered by DAILY GUIDE indicates that a nephew of the Member of Parliament (MP) cleaned one of the cars that morning and sparked the engine of Mercedes Benz, which was recently brought into the country.

Reports said the nephew failed to put off the engine of the vehicle when he received a phone call.

The fire was said to have been caused by excessive heat in the garage.

Superintendent Oduro Amanning, the Tema Regional Police Commander in charge of Motor Traffic and Transport Union (MTTU), confirmed the incident to this paper, saying his outfit received a distress call about the inferno in the residence of the MP and dispatched personnel to the scene.

According to him, the police and Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) have launched investigations into the incident.

He said there was no foul play.
From Vincent Kubi, Tema

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