The Ghana Police Service has confirmed the arrest of 5 persons in connection with the murder of the Member of Parliament(MP) for Mfantseman.
“Five persons have been arrested in connection with the murder of the Member of Parliament for Mfantsiman Constituency, Hon. Ekow Quansah Hayford. They are being taken through lawful Police procedures. Further updates will be given in due time”, the police said in a release a while ago.
This comes after MyNewsGh.com reported Thursday October 15, 2020 the arrest of two persons who were hiding in the Mfantseman Constituency.
Sources say the two who were arrested yesterday led the Police to the arrest of the three accomplices.
The Mfantseman Member of Parliament Ekow Hayford Quansah was shot on the Abeadze Dominase – Abeadze Duadzi – Mankessim Road while returning from a campaign trip of the area.
An eye witness who spoke to MyNewsGh.com on the incident said“The attackers who were not masked asked us to lie down; some of us run to the bush. The gunmen immediately shot at the MP who was in his Land Cruiser at the time.
“And so after they had left we got closer to the MP who was groaning in pain as he asked for water. He was not responding to my calls when I returned with the drink”, the witness recounted
Ekow Quansah Hayford was the New Patriotic Party’s Parliamentary Candidate in the Mfantseman Constituency for the impending election and a member of the seventh Parliament.