Akufo-Addo condemns murder of Mfantseman MP; expects perpetrators to be brought to book

President Akufo-Addo has called on the police to bring to book the perpetrators of the killers of the Member of Parliament for Mfantseman Constituency, Mr Ekow Kwansah Hayford, has been shot dead.

According to reports, the 49-year-old MP was shot by unknown assailants while returning from a campaign tour on the Nkusukum Mankessim-Abeadze Duadze road in the Central Region at about 1am on Friday, October 9, 2020.

He further sympathised with the family of the deceased, asking them to accept his heartfelt condolences.

Below is the full statement

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.