Fire destroys GECOM’s Wismar office, arson suspected


A fire in the wee hours of Tuesday destroyed the office of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) at First Alley, Wismar Linden and Police believe it was an act of arson.

Police Headquarters in a statement said that the incident occurred just before 2 a.m.

The female security guard said she was in the security hut at the front of the building when she heard an explosion at the back of the building; upon checking, she saw two males running up the road west into First Alley and by that time, the upper flat of the building was already on fire.

The upper flat was burnt with the roof completely gutted.

The building was being rented by GECOM.

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