January 21, 2021


The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested another person in connection with the murder of the Mfantseman MP, Ekow Quansah Hayford.

This brings to six (6) the number of suspects arrested in connection with the murder of the legislature.

Although details of the first five suspects remain scanty, but available information indicates that there was still a manhunt for other suspects in connection with the crime.

Police have said detailed information on the arrests will be provided later

The Ghana Police Service in a post on Twitter said, those arrested are being taken through lawful police procedures.

Sources also say the new suspect was picked up in the Ashanti Region while the other five were arrested by investigators from the Central Regional Police Command from their hideouts in some communities within the region.

Mr Hayford, 50, was shot by gunmen who stopped his vehicle on the Abeadze-Dominase–Abeadze-Duadzi– Mankessim road while returning from a campaign trip on Thursday, October 8.

Eyewitnesses say the suspected armed robbers numbering about six shot at the MP’s vehicle when his driver attempted to drive away from the robbery operation.

After the car stopped, the driver was shot by the armed robbers to serve as a deterrent to others who might try to escape.

The MP is alleged to have confirmed his identity to the robbers when asked who the MP of the constituency was. He was then shot twice, resulting in his death.

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh has placed a ¢20,000 bounty on the killers of the incumbent MP for Mfantseman Constituency, Ekow Quansah Hayford.

In a statement issued by the Public Relations Directorate of the Service and signed by Supt of Police Sheila Kesse Abayie-Buckman, the Service said the money will only be given for credible information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.

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