GHANA – Information circulating indicates that Ekow Quansah Hayford, the Member of Parliament in Ghana for Mfantseman Constituency, in the Central Region has been shot dead by unknown assailants.
Sources say the MP was shot on the Abeadze DominaseāAbeadze DuadziāMankessim Road when returning from a campaign trip on Friday 9th October, 2020 around 1:00am.
According to an eyewitness account, the MP was identified while the robbery was ongoing.
This, he said āangeredā the robbers who then blamed him for the problems being faced by people in the country.
āWhen the robbers started engaging the MP, then he [robber] said, āYou politicians have made the country very hard to live in.ā
āThey brought all of us down and asked us to lie prostrate so we thought they were going to shoot us. One stated that we are not after your lifeā¦so they asked the driver why he didnāt stop when he was asked toā¦,ā he said.
The body has since been deposited at the Saltpond Mortuary.
Meanwhile, the police has commenced investigations into the incident.
Ekow Quansah Hayford was 49-years-old. He was married to Sarah Quansah Hayford.
The MPās driver is also reported dead.
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