Ghanaians woke this morning to the shocking and unfortunate news that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Mfantseman Constituency, Ekow Quansah Hayford, has been killed by gunmen suspected to be armed robbers.
The deceased politician was shot on the Abeadze Dominase–Abeadze Duadzi–Mankessim road when returning from a campaign trip on Friday, October 9, 2020.
Apparently, the MP was not targeted as it was a robbery operation but when the late MP identified himself as a politician, they murdered him saying he’s the cause of all their woes.
An eyewitness has given the following account:
“When the robbers started engaging the MP, then he [robber] said, ‘You politicians have made the country very hard to live in.’ They 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 life … so they asked the driver why he didn’t stop when he was asked to. And the MP was shot.”