The Ahafo Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Francis Opoku Sarfo, alias Chairman Jerry, has died in a gory accident.
He passed away together with one other person on Saturday, July 6 in a road crash, which occurred at about 5:45pm at Banahene on the Acheasua-Hwidiem road.
He was returning to Kenyasi.
The Kenyasi District Police Commander, DSP Taddy Damteh Brown, who confirmed the news to 3news.com, said “the vehicle veered off the road and somersaulted”.
“Yes, it’s true, Sarfo Opoku, the current NPP Chairman for Ahafo [Region] went to Acherensua on funeral with four occupants on board with his own vehicle – the vehicle Number is GT 3150-17 Toyota Land Cruiser.
“So on his way back to Kenyasi, he had an accident. The vehicle veered off the road and somersaulted. Jerry and one Salifu Musah, alias Sankus died on the spot,” he said.
DSP Danteh Brown said the bodies have been deposited at St. Elizabeth Hospital Catholic Hospital Mortuary.
He said the other occupants of the vehicle are in critical condition and are receiving treatment at the same hospital while the police are trying to control traffic and crowd on the road.
Francis Sarfo Opoku was elected as Ahafo Regional NPP Chairman on May 18, 2019 following the creation of the six new regions by the current government.
He polled 62 votes to beat contender Gyimah Adutwum, who had 39 votes.
He left behind a wife and three children.
By Atiewin Mohammed & Larry Paa Kwesi Moses|3news.com|Ahafo Region|Ghana