The Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, has placed a GH¢20,000 bounty on the head of the killers of the Mfansteman Member of Parliament, Ekow Kwansah Hayford.
Mr Hayford is reported to have been killed Friday dawn when some suspected armed robbers attacked his convoy on the Abeadze Dominase-Mankessim road in his constituency.
A statement issued by the Police said: “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.
“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. “
Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has instructed the Ghana Police Service and other security agencies to immediately investigate the killing of the lawmaker
In a Facebook post reacting to this development, President Akufo-Addo stated: “I am shocked and saddened by news of the murder of the Member of Parliament for Mfantseman, Hon. Ekow Kwansa 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.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana