President Nana Akufo-Addo has reacted to the death of the Member of Parliament for Mfantseman Constituency, Honorable Ekow Quansah Hayford.
According to reports, Ekow Quansah Hayford met his untimely death on Friday, October 9, when returning from a campaign trip at Nkusukum on the Mankessim-Abeadze Duadze road around 1:00 am.
Reports say he was shot twice by armed robbers leading to his death.
In a statement released by the President on his social media pages, he expressed shock over the killing of the lawmaker.
“I am shocked and saddened by news of the murder of the Member of Parliament for Mfantseman, Hon. Ekow Quansah Hayford, by suspected armed robbers in the early hours of this morning. It is a sad day for Mfantseman and for Mother Ghana. My last encounter with him was on 30th June, this year, when I commissioned a water supply project at Anomansa, in his constituency.
“By all accounts, he was very much appreciated and loved by his constituents, and I expect the police to bring the perpetrators of this gruesome, cruel act to book as soon as possible. My deepest condolences to his family, to the Mfantseman constituency, to the New Patriotic Party, and to Parliament. May his soul rest in perfect peace,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh has placed whopping GH₵20,000 bounty on the alleged armed robbers who killed the MP.
In a statement the Police said: “The IGP has sent specialized investigators from CID Headquarters to support the Central region’s Crime Scene Team to solve the alleged robbery incident and murder of Member of Parliament for Mfantseman, Hon. Ekow Quansah.
“A reward of twenty thousand Ghana Cedis (20,000.00) has also been offered to any person who gives credible information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators, while the public is being urged to remain calm”.