The Mankessim Divisional Command of the police has begun an investigation of the Mfantseman Member of Parliament killing.
Ekow Quansah Hayford was shot dead on Friday, October 9, 2020, on the Abeadze Dominase Duadzi-Makessim road by some unknown assailants whiles returning from a campaign trip.
The Mankessim Divisional Command in a press statement on Friday, October 9, 2020, said: “Mankessim Divisional Police received a distress call that armed robbers numbering about 6 had blocked the road linking Abeadze Domimase and were robbing commuters to and from Dominase direction of their valuables.”
“The patrol team proceeded to the scene midway between Abandze and Mankessim and met so many passengers stranded with about 18 vehicles parked. Some of the vehicles had their tires deflated. Among the victims was the MP for Mfantseman Hon. Ekow Quansah Hayford who was shot dead and body deposited at the Saltpond government hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy. Also shot was his driver, Issah, who is on admission at the Roman hospital.”
It added that some “exhibits were gathered at the crime scene” and the scene barricaded for a thorough examination by experts.
It however says, no arrest has been made so far.
“No arrests have been made currently. The scene has been barricaded for crime scene experts to thoroughly examine the scene. The case is under investigation.”
The Police statement added that the MP was among some five occupants returning from a campaign at Dominase when the incident happened.