The driver at the wheel of the deceased Member of Parliament for Mfantseman constituency’s vehicle has also died. Reportedly he was the first to be attacked by the armed robbers, 3news reports.
The driver died while receiving medical care at a health facility after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds.
According to a report by the Central Regional Minister, the driver was the first to be shot at after trying to take a different route to the one blocked by the robbers.
“He went for a house-to-house campaign at Dominadze and surrounding areas. When they were returning, they realized that robbers had blocked the road and were robbing people. The driver tried to use a different route and escape the robbery but the robbers opened fire on the driver. So they got the driver who lost control and the vehicle fell into a ditch. The robbers then got there and opened fire on the vehicle”.
“The official statement from the police is that the robbers collected everything from them and the MP someway somehow disclosed his identity to the robbers and that infuriated them. The account is that they told him he is one of reasons the country is hard and shot him repeatedly”, he said on Peace FM.
The Inspector General of the Ghana Police Service has since dispatched a team of investigators to the constituency to trace and find the hoodlums who took the MP’s life.
The IGP in statement said that GH¢20,000 bounty has been placed on the head of the killers.
“The IGP has sent investigators from CID Headquarters to support the Central Region’s Crime Scene Team to solve the robbery incident and murder of Member of Parliament for Mfantseman, Hon. Ekow Quansah.”
President Akufo-Addo has already described the murder of the MP as a sad day for Ghana.
From a post His excellency sent his. deepest condolences to the MP’s family, to the Mfantseman constituency, to the New Patriotic Party and to Parliament. “May his soul rest in perfect peace ”, the president added.