The Member of Parliament (MP) for Mfanstiman, Ekow Quansah Hayford has been shot dead by armed men.
He was killed at dawn today (October 9, 2020).
According to reports the MP and his team were returning from campaign when the incident happened on the Abeadze – Dominase road in the central region.
The Mankessim Divisional Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr Owoahene Acheampong who confirmed the incident said the Police were still gathering information as part of investigations.
The body has been deposited at the Saltpond mortuary.
An eyewitness in a radio interview monitored in Accra said suspected robbers stopped the MP’s vehicle with others which had joined him on the campaign tour but the MP’s driver attempted to drive through.
The driver was reportedly shot first which resulted in he losing control over the vehicle.
They were all ordered out of the vehicles and the MP reportedly introduced himself when the suspected robbers asked which of them was Ekow Qwansah, the eyewitness said.
According to the witness, the suspects said he [MP] was part of the people who were making life uncomfortable for them and then the shots followed.
The eyewitness said he heard two gunshots.
The deceased MP had filed his nomination for re-election Thursday [October 8, 2020] and met with the Central Regional executives of the NPP before he set off on the campaign trip.