Before the sad incident, the officer was with the Anti-Robbery Unit of the Ashanti Regional Police Command.
Neighbors who narrated the tragic incident to 3news.com said they tried their best to save the victims but their efforts were not enough.
“I heard some noise and came out of my room. I saw thick smoke spreading from the deceased’s room into my room. I quickly woke up my two boys and rushed them downstairs. Some of the men who came out tried their best to break in and rescue the officer and his family but the steel door and the thief -They could not because of the insulated window.Within minutes the fire spread to all the 5 apartments on the top floor. A stunned witness told the news website.
Police and fire brigade personnel visited the spot and started investigation and the bodies of the deceased have been kept at the mortuary of Living Waters Hospital.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akufo Dampare is reportedly on his way to the troubled region to console the bereaved family.